Your company’s data is its most valuable asset. Losing customer, financial, strategic or any other information to a hack or cyberattack could be disastrous for your company’s reputation and bottom line. Many businesses simply don’t recover from a data breach. And because storing data in the cloud creates more opportunities for hacks, it’s even more important to ensure that cloud data is protected.
When data is sent to the cloud, the virtual road on which it travels is easily exposed to route hijacking, hacking, and other cybersecurity threats. According to Megaport, many businesses don’t realize the vulnerability of their cloud data, making them even more susceptible to hacks. If you’re not sure whether your cloud data is secure, here are three things to ask.
Determining Whether Cloud Data is Secure
Are the Company’s Connections Private?
If any part of your data’s cloud journey involves public internet connectivity, consider establishing direct, private peering between data destinations. This reduces data’s exposure by taking it directly to its destination, rather than making stops along the way.
Does the Company Have a Secure Multicloud Strategy?
Even if you transport your data via private, secured connections, it’s at risk every time it’s transported. In a secure multicloud connectivity strategy, cloud providers will privately communicate with one another without having to travel across the internet. This shortens data’s journey and keeps it safer.
Are the Company’s Cloud Connectivity Platforms ISO Certified?
ISO certifications are international standards that specify requirements in various aspects of IT (along with many other industries). To receive an ISO certification, companies must prove that they meet all technical and legal requirements, and that they have the necessary safeguards in place. Check with all companies that handle your data and IT infrastructure to ensure they have the proper ISO certifications. If they don’t, it may be time to find a new cloud provider.
Do you have questions about whether your cloud data is secure? Give Vaultas a call. With our wide network of vendor partners, we can help you find the right cloud and IT providers that meet your company’s unique needs.
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