Staying ahead of the competition involves keeping a careful eye on technology and how it can be leveraged to improve workflow and save money. Core IT operations, in an effort to find efficiencies, have increasingly gone to the cloud. This involves a massive amount of data that has to be moved, which can present risks, and it’s one of the reasons why cloud security has become a hot topic.
Organizations that migrate to the cloud via unsecured processes are putting themselves and their clients at risk; some of the data can affect consumer privacy to a great degree if it should fall into the wrong hands. Company data can also be compromised, which is why a strict compliance policy should be in place.
For more a secure migration, choosing a program that makes the journey safer is a preferred method. The caveat is that you have to choose a program that helps you manage risk with enough features to cover all of your diverse needs.
Keep Your Reputation Clean
When data is compromised, the incident can come at great cost, especially to your reputation. Cloud security processes prevent this from happening, but you have to consider a few important steps to get it right.
First, consider how a data breach will impact you and your clients. List out all the various ways in which a breach can occur. Bringing in a third party cloud security expert can help you achieve a more objective outlook, and they’ll also know of all the various ways in which cybercriminals are accessing data today. They can help you plan which controls need to be put in place to protect your data.
Next, you’ll need to how you’re going to implement controls, how much it will cost, and what value these controls can bring to your process. It’s at this time that you’ll prioritize your data and put extra layers of protection on highly sensitive data, which could include limiting access to it and using encryption.
The third and quite crucial step is to implement information rights management (IRM), which is a subset of digital rights management technology that protects your sensitive information from getting into the wrong hands. You’ll also have the advantage of streamlining your IT management process through IRM. It’s a positive move toward ensuring you’ll keep the trust of your clients and all your company secrets safe and sound.
At Cory Communications, we help our clients gain cloud security that will help them evolve, expand, and move more freely within the cloud. Contact us, and let’s talk about your unique needs.