Protecting cloud storage assets becomes crucial

By Sonian
In Channel
November 4, 2013

Sonian Marketing / Sonian

There are a wide array of services available in cloud storage deployments, but organizations need to ensure that they’re doing enough to protect assets they place in these environments. In cases where security slips, storage and email archive options could be more at risk in these settings.

According to the Charlotte Business Journal, one North Carolina medical center recently suffered such an issue. The source stated that CaroMont Health accidentally sent information regarding over 1,300 patients to a third party provider in an unencrypted email. This could potentially have put all of these individuals’ names, addresses, phone numbers, dates of birth and personal medical histories into the hands of unknown entities. Such an incident could have catastrophic repercussions for the firm and its clientele.

This is an increasingly common scenario, Physicians News pointed out. The source indicated that the instance of data breaches has been continually rising over the last decade, with more businesses finding themselves ill-prepared for the landscape of online threats. Boosting cloud control and monitoring could help organizations prepare themselves for the hurdles of digital management.

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