Cloud Solutions that Help Protect Against Security Breaches

Data Compliance and The Cloud – A help or a hindranceIn our increasingly digital world, it’s simply not enough to implement a robust technical infrastructure; even if your equipment is running properly, there’s still the threat of malicious users.  While hackers and cyber criminals have traditionally been viewed as very intelligent people specialising particularly well in technology, the dynamics have changed.

It no longer requires specialised technical skills
or even an above-average IQ.  A simple Google search can yield more than enough information for a researcher to become a digital threat.  Free hacking tools also continue to grow in prominence and complexity.  So, what can you do to protect your data?  Here are a few ways that cloud solutions can help solve the problem and even save you a little money along the way.

IT Solutions in the New Era of Hackers

No longer is your typical hacker a guy with thick-rimmed glasses sitting in front of several computer monitors with all sorts of fancy machinery by his side.  These days, it’s simply a computer user who wants to steal information for any myriad of reasons and happened to enter the right Google search query.  They aren’t always computer experts, they simply found a way to break in.  Please note that “found a way” isn’t the same thing as “created a way”.  While hackers of the latter caliber are certainly more dangerous, it is the typical “hackers” that are dangerous in numbers.

The Problem of Disgruntled Employees

In addition to hackers, former employees also pose a threat to data security.  This is especially concerning if one was terminated on less than ideal terms.  If you don’t take the proper precautions, they can cause significant damage to your data’s integrity, company’s profitability and even reputation.

Fortunately, integrated cloud solutions allow you to control data access among employees.  Only provide as much access as a user needs to do his or her job.  You can revoke full access before letting them go to prevent any backlash.  You can also monitor each employee’s use of cloud data, allowing you to get ahead of any potential problems before they arise.

Mass Cyber Attacks

In recent years, we’ve heard about cyber-attacks against major retailers that have comprised the records of millions of people.  However, they’ve become even more prolific.  Also, referred to as DDoS attacks, these massive data breaches can now target multiple companies simultaneously.  These are becoming a significant concern as they can be very difficult to detect without the proper equipment and expertise.

Fortunately, Zinon Cloud has both the expertise and the technology to back it, we constantly monitor our systems for any unusual activity and can shut down access to one data server while seamlessly (and automatically) switching our clients to a backup.   We also monitor across industries and the country for any possible upticks in DDoS attacks.

Given the ease and affordability of implementing cloud-based security measures, there’s really no reason not to.  A data breach can cripple a company and, depending upon the situation, even lead to legal action.  But this doesn’t have to be the case.  Zinon Cloud offers robust security measures at prices fit for any budget.  We also stay abreast of the latest security threats and take appropriate actions to protect our clients.  To learn how we can customise a data security strategy for your business, give us a call to schedule a free demo!

Having the right company manage your IT means that these issues are taken care of and prevented so that you don’t have to worry about them causing problems for your business. At Zinon Cloud, we take a different approach to IT by taking care of these problems through preventive measures instead of reacting to problems as they occur.

To find out if Zinon Cloud is the best fit to handle your company’s IT needs, give us a call on +353 45 409 140