Posted on Nov 28, 2011 | Tags: | Comments (0)
For all stakeholders, a breach of data security can be catastrophic. For individuals, their identity or finances could be compromised and for businesses, a severe financial penalty from the Data Information Commission, or worse still, their reputation ruined. The most recent high profile example being the Sony Playstation Network, when a cyberattack saw over 77 million users having their personal details stolen.
Indeed, only this week, Iain Lobban Director of the Government Communications Headquarters, wrote in an article in The Times that "the volume of e-crime and attacks on Government and industry systems continues to be disturbing." It's a hard-hitting statement from an individual that rarely makes a public statement.
So what are the key areas we feel should be considered before moving your most valuable data to the Cloud?
The points above are by no means a definitive list but it will serve as a reference point for the most basic and critical considerations that should be made when moving your data to the Cloud. You need to understand the answers to each of the points above and consider whether they meet your critical business needs before progressing.
Many of the industry's leading providers will be able to answer these points with clear evidence that customer security is at the forefront of their operation.
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