Data Security in the Cloud

Data Security in the Cloud

 

 

Data security in the cloud is a critical concern for CFO’s and IT managers moving their critical business systems to the cloud. Many fear a loss of control and worse.

Microsoft just completed a study that confirms these feelings among businesses that have not moved some of their systems to the cloud. However for those that have moved at least some of their systems to the cloud, they report an increased level of data security.

Here are some of the results:

  • 94% have gained security benefits they did not have with their former on-premises technology, such as up-to-date systems, up-to-date antivirus and spam email management
  • 62% have seen increased levels of privacy protection
  • 75% have experienced improved service availability

Two key components to ensure that your data is secure in the cloud are using a solid datacenter that is well managed and includes redundant support systems, and a reliable data backup policy that ensures rapid and accurate recovery should disaster occur. Learn more about the RoseASP datacenters here and our backup policies and disaster recovery services here.

The complete Microsoft story is here.

You may be interested in trying out the Cloud Security Readiness Tool here.

“Microsoft’s Cloud Security Readiness Tool builds on these efforts as it gives organizations a way to more easily evaluate cloud services against critical areas, as well as against compliance with key industry standards like ENISA IAF and BSI.”

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