Over the past year, countless businesses moved to a remote-work or hybrid model.
It also meant these businesses had to change the way they operate, including a sweeping shift to cloud-based services and a renewed look at their IT security.
But despite these changes, many businesses aren’t where they need to be.
There are still gaps in their cloud infrastructure and security.
How do you fill those gaps?
Put a greater emphasis on endpoint security and monitoring.
As much as you need solid IT security on your end, every employee needs solid IT security on their end as well.
Not only does every device need endpoint security, but you also cannot forget about performance monitoring.
This gives you the ability to see threats and potential threats to your network in real time.
That means you can react accordingly and stop potential attacks or hardware failures.
Forbes, April 15, 2021
Some businesses have tried to avoid the cloud.
There are lingering fears that cloud-based services aren’t as secure as their non-cloud counterparts.
However, cloud services are more prominent than ever, and service providers are fully aware that they must meet the IT security needs of today.
For those businesses still unsure, it’s estimated that 97% of businesses already use cloud services.
You might not realize it, but cloud services are in the mainstream.
Even businesses that are hesitant to join the cloud may already be a part of it.
Most e-mail and communication apps are cloud-based.
If you use virtually any Google or Microsoft service, you’ve joined the cloud.
The bottom line is that digital security is top priority for cloud platforms.
Not only do these providers need to meet the requirements of their clients, but they must also follow international rules and regulations.
If you want to keep your data backed up and secure, the cloud is your answer. Forbes, April 1, 2021