cloud computingThe migration towards cloud-centric IT schemes is in full swing. IDC predicts in 2016 there will be a budget shift of as much as 11 percent from traditional in-house IT strategies to cloud computing. The cloud cuts down on hardware spending and frees areas of the budget to focus on new endeavors, such as data security, but without the right preparations, the cloud can also come with its fair share of security vulnerabilities.

Here are three reminders for the best cloud security possible:

  1. Employees pose the biggest threat.
    • While it’s commonly assumed outside hackers are the source of most data breaches, it’s actually people inside your business. The 2015 data breach forecast by Experian indicates more than 50 percent of all data breaches are inside jobs. Not all breaches are intentional, but communicating with employees about accessing the cloud on a secure server can cut down on any confusion.
  2. Written guidelines decrease confusion
    • When configuring a new cloud process, companies need to instate a formal policy regarding what information can be stored and accessed in certain environments. Creating a set of written guidelines can help employees better understand the importance of top-notch cloud security.
  3. The cloud security market is growing rapidly
    • The Cloud Security Market report estimates the industry to reach $9 billion by 2019. IT providers everywhere are realizing the importance and demand of cloud security is growing globally. While the cloud may seem scary or unfamiliar, there are many professionals to consult with to ensure cloud processes run smoothly and securely.

HOBI International is a leading IT asset management provider. With more than 20 years in the industry, HOBI consistently provides the most secure data management. Security is our number one priority in data management and erasure.

The cloud increases flexibility, but also leaves room for error. Attention to detail and the right practices ensure a company’s cloud system runs smoothly and without data breaches.