Demand for cloud services is on the rise thanks to businesses realizing the flexibility, affordability and scalability of the cloud. However, continued high-profile attacks at major corporations continue to shine a light on the importance of cloud security.
A recent report found that sensitive corporate data is regularly leaked on file-sharing services, with almost 16% of the data on file-sharing sites being confidential corporate information. If your business utilizes the cloud, ask yourself these questions for a security check-up.
7 Cloud Questions to Prevent Data Breaches
- What is your business’s policy for sensitive data and file sharing?
Across industries, about 25% of employees will upload confidential files to the cloud without a policy in place prohibiting doing so.
- Are cloud-based applications that you use being monitored?
You should always invest in cloud monitoring to rapidly sense any problems and mitigate the damage.
- How responsive is your IT department?
If you are partnered with a company like Teltek that will proactively monitor your cloud system to safeguard against breaches, you will benefit from enhanced security.
- Are you ready for the Internet of Things?
If you haven’t taken the time to make a plan for safeguarding your most sensitive data on a variety of devices, including cell phones and tablets, you might be in for a rude awakening if a breach occurs.
- How do you protect employee credentials?
Two-factor authentication might seem like a pain, but it is the best way to prevent the leaking of credentials from compromising your system.
- Can employees use their own devices?
Systems like Avaya IP Office allow for employees to use their own phones, tablets and more, but having a bring-your-own-device policy without any security safeguards in place can lead to breaches and compromised information.
- Do you have the right tools?
While many businesses are using VPN networks, less than 35% indicated that firewalls and data encryption were being utilized. Securing your cloud and applications should always be a priority.
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