Cloud data – safety and security

Each and every one of us has heard of ‘the cloud’ at one point or another in our lives – be it at home to expand available data storage for personal files or in the workplace to ensure all documents are secure and readily accessible from any location.

The cloud is essentially a network of online servers which make data storage or computing power easy to access without the need for onsite server backups[i].

Often cited as the best place to store files safely, the cloud has become a critical piece of technology in our working and personal lives.

We often rely on the security of the cloud to safeguard our personal or confidential documents but how safe really is the cloud?

The safety of cloud computing

Cloud computing is one of the most prevalent services which modern businesses, of all sizes, make use of. In 2018, it was found that 96% of businesses had adopted cloud services and 81% had a multi-cloud strategy in place[ii].

Business has gone far beyond simply using the cloud to store photos and files. Entire organisations are now based in and run from the cloud with core services and software now often delivered and hosted through the service.

The security of your data within the cloud is ultimately determined by your cloud provider.  It’s important to ensure the safety of your data is guaranteed by your provider.

Of course, there are some risks which emerge from using innovative technologies such as this. However, most high-profile data breaches such as TalkTalk or Sony, have actually stemmed from internal servers, not cloud-based servers[iii].

Cloud services

There are many types of services which the cloud can be used for – from added email security and continuity through to data recovery.

At Shesh Tech, we want to help you to embrace all of the innovations the cloud has to offer – safely, securely and in a way which works for your business.

For more information about the cloud, visit our FAQs addressing some of the most common cloud-based questions or get in touch.




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