The cloud offers agility to enterprises of all sizes. This technology continues to transform the capabilities of organizations. The achievements obtained by using a cloud-based infrastructure are many, but this kind of deployment also presents security concerns.
Work environments are immersing themselves with private, public and hybrid Cloud platforms at an extraordinarily rapid rate. What is alarming is how security measures are not being adequately updated during these significant changes. If your business is quickly moving towards a cloud-based atmosphere, it could be open to a host of unexpected vulnerabilities.
As technology embeds itself deeper in the functionality of business, so does the threat of various strains of cyber attacks. One of the most devastating is the denial-of-service (DDoS) attack. This type of breach involves multiple systems working in unison to completely shut down. These rudimentary attacks are easy to deploy, making everyone a target.
Many of us take into consideration how a disaster could impact our physical possessions, but do we also consider how our digital assets could be affected? Hurricanes, floods and cyber attacks are all varying forms of disasters that produce downtime and data loss. While physical possessions can be replaced, lost revenue caused by lapses in service or an absence of client information cannot.
This year, the frighteningly sophisticated scam known as Business Email Compromise (BEC) will be responsible for stealing over $9 billion dollars from businesses across the globe. Will your business be next?