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Cloud Computing

According to a recent research report “Assessing the Cloud Security Landscape” by the Computing Technology Industry Association (CompTIA), 85% of San Antonio, Texas business owners and IT professionals participating in a survey responded that they are Confident in their Cloud Service Provider. No wonder research firm IDC predicts the market for public and private cloud security to more than double over the next few years. What Cloud Security Concerns are top of mind with Texas business owners, and what can you do to reduce your risk? Read more to find out…

Cloud Security Concerns

According to the CompTIA research, the biggest security concerns are: system downtime and business interruptions; exposure or loss of data during file transfers to the cloud; and concerns over encryption of data (either transactional or at rest). Rounding out the top five concerns from the research are physical security of cloud service provider data centers, and shared technology vulnerabilities in a multi-tenant environment. Many of the risks related to these issues can be avoided with appropriate technologies, and by adhering to industry compliance regulations. The SMB industry in San Antonio isn’t excluded from these regulations.

Questions to Ask About Cloud Security

To help you sleep at night and have your business run correctly, there are a number of questions you can ask A1 BizCom to better understand security considerations. You may want to know where your data resides. Understanding data residency could help you navigate standards related to regulatory compliance or specific country requirements on data residency. Consider asking your Cloud Service Provider about their encryption policies, business continuity and disaster recovery plans, and their data integrity and retention policies.

Is the Cloud Right for All of My Data?

Data that is strictly regulated by industry compliance, or that is highly sensitive or competitive, may not be right for Cloud Computing. This makes the case for having a solid internal IT infrastructure in addition to investment in Cloud Computing technology.

As Cloud Computing matures, so will the technologies designed to protect against threats. To stay on top of these issues and trends, reach out to A1 BizCom at 210-651-5977 to understand the impact of Cloud Security concerns for your business.