Using a cloud server to drive your business’s technology is an intelligent idea.
You can use as little or as much storage as needed without worrying about limitations or huge bills. Perfect for growing businesses.
Your team can access any data anywhere. Cloud servers were made for the hybrid work world we have today.
And you don’t need to use lots of your office space to house big servers and other equipment.
But when using a cloud server, you must ensure it’s properly secured.
A recent report has revealed that cloud servers are increasingly being used as an entry point for cybercriminals to launch attacks.
A massive 41% of businesses that have been hacked revealed their cloud server was how cyber criminals got in.
Scarily, this figure is rising 10% year on year.
Why? Often, it’s because companies don’t invest as much into the security of their cloud servers as they should.
In technology, as in life, you do get what you pay for. Many free cloud servers don’t provide the same level of security and encryption as paid-for services. Often, they are less reliable as well.
Your business must do comprehensive research when choosing a cloud server to ensure it meets all your requirements and is as safe as possible.
Better still, ask an expert to do this research for you (we can help).
We also recommend that a few standard security measures are always followed.
Give your team a password manager to encourage them to generate separate long random passwords for every login.
The beauty of password managers is that they’ll remember these passwords and even autofill the login boxes. That means better security and greater convenience in one package.
You should also provide regular cybersecurity training for everyone in your business. Business emails are the second most likely place an attack will start.
The first line of defense should always be a human asking themselves, “wait, does this look right?”
It’s never possible to prevent 100% of attacks. But if you take all the proper steps to keep your business safe, your chances of suffering a successful attack go down dramatically.
If you’d like help choosing the correct cloud server for your business, we can advise you – get in touch.