As the world continues socially distancing as a result of COVID-19, many businesses have had to rely on cloud computing to let employees work from home. However, just because you’re working in the cloud doesn’t mean the threat of cyber attacks has vanished. When you work from the cloud, it’s imperative to have a robust cloud security solution to stay protected at all times.
Cloud security is a data safety process that consists of a set of policies, controls, procedures, and technologies. All four of these factors work together to guard cloud-based systems, data, and IT infrastructure from cyber threats such as phishing attacks, malware, and computer viruses.
Since it can be configured to the exact needs of your business, many benefits can come with implementing cloud security, including reduced costs and reliability.
Whether your organization recently moved to the cloud or you’ve been using the cloud for years, we’re all new to the current situation. And this stint of unfamiliarity has taught us quite a few valuable lessons about staying safe while working remotely. Here are some of the facts you should know.
Accidents happen from time to time and they can range from minor to major. What’s important, however, is being able to recover after an accident. An accident that results in the loss of company data would be devastating, but having a secure cloud-based storage solution could save your business from a worst-case scenario. With cloud storage services and protection, you’ll be able to recover information even in the event of an accident.
Prevention is the key to maintaining network security. When you leverage 24/7 network monitoring services offered by an IT provider, you’re taking a proactive approach to cloud security. What this means is your network is constantly being observed for suspicious activity, which will allow you or the provider to act as soon as anything malicious is discovered. This is crucial when working in the cloud, as accessing the cloud from your home network can create exploitable vulnerabilities.
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Being the opportunists they are, many cyber criminals have used the pandemic to bolster their phishing attacks. In fact, Google has seen more than 18 million daily phishing emails related to COVID-19, on top of the usual number of spam messages they see, according to The Verge. The exponential rise of these fake emails is troubling, to say the least, but it’s far from impossible to protect yourself.
Learning how to identify phishing emails and setting up spam filters can help prevent you from becoming a victim. To take it a step further, you can enlist the help of your current vendor. Managed service providers (MSP), like PCR Business Systems, can offer secure email management services to keep your inbox clean.
If your business deals with sensitive information, then you likely have to follow certain regulations to remain compliant. Staying compliant with data security standards is hard enough in the workplace, let alone at home. This has been a major challenge for many current work-from-home employees.
However, an IT provider can help set you up for success. For example, PCR performs a thorough network assessment based on your industry’s regulations. If we find there are areas of non-compliance, we’ll provide you with our findings and offer recommendations that identify risks, potential impact, and urgency. Our services ensure you don’t incur costly compliance fines.
When you work from the cloud, it’s imperative to have a robust cloud security solution to stay protected at all times.
Selecting the right cloud security solution for your business is important if you want to get the best protection for your organization. At PCR Business Systems, we can keep you protected from unauthorized access attempts, data breaches, and many other threats. Since our services are customizable, we can create a solution that makes sense for your business. Our team can implement your tailored solution, as well as manage it, so all you have to do is focus on growing your business.
If you’d like to learn more about cloud security or the other IT services we offer, contact us today.