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When you’re moving your files and folders across to a new kind of infrastructure, having faith in your cloud security is vital – not only for keeping your systems safe from prying eyes, but for maintaining your peace of mind too. So how can you make sure your cloud security remains a priority, even as your infrastructure and your business grows?

Why should I consider moving my business to the cloud?

Did you know it’s estimated that 83% of businesses will be hosting their systems within the cloud by 2020? There are multiple benefits to keeping your files and folders up to date using the latest technologies within the digital landscape. From perks for your team like ultimate flexibility, remote working capabilities and a reduced burden on staff, to enhanced customer service through easily accessible information, the cloud is the perfect tool to help your business to grow.

When it comes to cloud security, the cloud is also vital in strengthening your disaster recovery system. As well as securing your infrastructure within a military grade data centre, guaranteeing you the highest levels of physical and digital cloud security on a regular basis, implementing the cloud as part of your disaster recovery plan helps protect your systems into the future, too.  If you’re interested in learning more about the benefits the cloud can offer your business, we’ve looked into cloud infrastructure in more detail here.

Complying with the Basics: The cloud security rules to stick to

Let’s start with the everyday security tactics you can make use of to keep your infrastructure free from cyber attackers. Even the most simple tricks and tips can be crucial to protecting your systems; making sure you your team and have an awareness of these systems is a great way of future proofing your infrastructure, keeping your cloud security up to date as regularly as possible. Regularly changing your password to include a mix of numbers and letters, ensuring every piece of information you send is encrypted and training your team up on the dangers of accessing central admin systems while they’re out of the office are all simple measures you can take to keep your cloud security as watertight as possible. The most frequent cloud security attacks occur as a result of employees knowingly or unknowingly allowing threats to penetrate your infrastructure through phishing attacks, so having an awareness of the maintenance tools you can make use of on an everyday basis is crucial to keeping your cloud security as watertight as possible.

Staying in Control: Managing your cloud security

When you undertake any change in your systems, no matter how big or small, keeping track of every piece of information you’re moving across will ensure your data transfers stay as secure as possible. Understanding the networks you’re working with in this way is crucial to maintaining your cloud security, even as you transfer your files and folders across to a new infrastructure. Think about how much you and your team rely on accessing your systems each day. If even part of your systems were to go offline, your working day would be at best, interrupted, and at worst, victim of a serious data breach. Implementing a system that allows you and your team to keep track of every data transfer you make will ensure that managing your cloud security becomes a much more simple task, ultimately securing your infrastructure for the foreseeable future.

Watertight Security: Integrating your cloud security with your providers

85% of enterprises using the cloud now keep sensitive data in the cloud; with the onset of GDPR regulations, that’s 85% of businesses at risk of being fined as a result of a data breach. To avoid even a single data file being left in sight of the hackers, implementing a solution like Unified Threat Management is a great way of securing your information within one easy to control application. Not only will a management solution like this keep your security solutions together, making it a lot easier to spot any abnormalities or vulnerabilities in your systems, it’ll make sure your cloud security is fully integrated with your other network security applications too. Integrating your systems in this way ultimately means your cloud security will be better equipped to fend off a much wider range of threats, even as the digital landscape develops. Interested in the benefits Unified Threat Management could bring to your business? Take a look at our security solutions to find out more.

Thinking of updating your infrastructure by implementing the cloud? No matter how thorough your cloud security knowledge, our security solutions will help secure your files and folders into the future.

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It has always been of key importance to CIS to achieve high levels of productivity and to ensure that we remain s highly effective, lean and fast-moving organisation. It allows us to keep ahead of the game and to spot and act upon new products and trends whenever possible. By keeping on our toes, we can pass on benefits to our clients and partners without the need for time consuming learning curves.