3 Reasons Cloud Security is More Important than Ever

3 Reasons Cloud Security is More Important than Ever

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Thanks to the availability and affordability of cloud-based infrastructure and business software solutions, the trend toward remote work has been steadily increasing over the past couple of years. Small and medium-sized businesses have been among the largest group of cloud adopters, as cloud software can give these companies the robust tools they need without the investment and ongoing costs and complexities of setting up and managing on-site hardware and systems.

Nearly two-thirds of organizations see security as the biggest challenge for cloud adoption.
-LogicMonitor

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused this trend to escalate very quickly, and more companies of all types and sizes are looking for all the tools and systems they need to support a remote workforce. 

As more companies embrace cloud-based solutions, systems, or infrastructure, cloud security has come to the forefront as both a concern and a necessity for a successful, secure transition to remote work. 

Privacy and regulatory issues, along with governance and compliance of cloud services worry more than 60% of enterprises.
-IDC

Cloud security is now more important than ever, and is swiftly becoming a business must-have for companies that are moving to or already working in a cloud-driven environment. 

1. Fraud Increases in Times of Uncertainty and Transition

The risk of compromised business data or outright fraud tends to increase during times that are defined by uncertainty or brought about in transitions within a business, particularly as it relates to systems and software. 

Public cloud IaaS workloads will experience 60% fewer security incidents than traditional data centers by 2020.
-Gartner

Transitioning to remote work and implementing all the systems your business needs to operate outside of the traditional office environment is a move that is usually planned out carefully and scaled out according to a timeline that allows a company to successfully and securely move to a cloud setup. But, in the business world today, time and gradual rollouts aren’t as feasible since many companies had to find solutions to keep their business running remotely, and they had to do it quickly to minimize the disruption to business. 

While the cloud is becoming increasingly more secure, safegurads are necessary to protect your business data, meet industry compliance requirements, and keep your business operations flowing securely without interruptions. Using a cloud security solution to protect your business data and systems in the cloud is a vital part of protecting your business and sets you up for ensured benefits (like cost-savings and increased flexibility and mobility) inherent in using cloud-based systems and software. 

2. Employees are Using More Cloud-Based Software and Online Tools for Business

Transitioning to remote work and implementing all the systems your business needs to operate outside of the traditional office environment is a move that is usually planned out carefully and scaled out according to a timeline that allows a company to successfully and securely move to a cloud setup. But, in the business world today, time and gradual rollouts aren’t as feasible since many companies had to find solutions to keep their business running remotely, and they had to do it quickly to minimize the disruption to business. 

53% of companies aim to increase their cloud security using various techniques – like multi-factor identification
-Gemalto

Cloud-based or Software as a Service (SaaS) software solutions come equipped with some security functionality to secure systems and data, so its important to understand what security features each of your cloud-based software systems you use offers, and take full advantage of those features. 

3. Mobility has Transformed from Trend to Business Necessity

Business mobility has been another growing trend and competitive differentiator. Mobile companies are typically more agile due to the ability for employees to have access to critical business systems and apps from mobile devices.

If you have a lot of mobile devices connecting to your business network and systems, then implementing an endpoint security solution or a mobile device management security system can help secure those endpoints and make sure that only your authorized devices are able to gain access to your valuable business systems and data. 

This is especially important as more and more devices, solutions, and equipment become connected to the internet. As IoT increases, security measures will need to scale and adapt in order to protect systems from unauthorized access from mobile devices. 

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