Cloud security concerns fuel better protection measures

By Sonian
In Channel
December 27, 2013

Sonian Marketing / Sonian

There are ongoing issues regarding the safety and integrity of cloud storage. These digital assets provide always-on infrastructure that many firms desire, but not all of them are prepared to maintain and control their resources. Understanding security threats can produce a positive outcome for companies that are ready and aware.

According to CSO Online, many organizations were caught unaware by the newest government oversight revelations. The source reported that the RSA, one of the biggest providers of corporate security software, had intentionally programmed in a backdoor option for the NSA to spy on the provider’s business clients. That means if firms were making use of this cloud storage outlet without using encryption​ software and in-house management, they may have lost sensitive information to the federal government.

Being aware of these risks can help organizations take the proper precautions when it comes to cloud security. Even if a portal is not secured, a company that goes through all the motions of planning and mitigating fallout can ensure that its operations remain protected and compliant. Ensuring ongoing oversight of internal property is vital for firms that want to increase their client relationships and remove the threat of snooping in their systems.

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