3 Security Questions You Need to Ask About the Cloud

When looking at Cloud Security you want to make sure that your data is protected, and that the risk of data loss is greatly mitigated. As you migrate more of your business’s data into the cloud your security concerns will continue to grow. Here are 3 questions to help you understand and solve these concerns:

  1. How much access does the cloud service provider have to my data?Getting access to your data and network quickly and securely is important for you and the cloud service provider. Organizations are more cautious with whom they share their data with, and it’s important to understand what a third party has access to.When your data is highly confidential, rest assured that a cloud service provider can give you control of your data.
  2. What are the risks involved with my data?Data loss is a big risk to any organization, and it’s imperative that you understand the architecture of your provider. You want to work with a cloud service provider that has high availability systems, architecture that minimizes risk.A high availability system can mitigate risk by the dispersal of servers across different hosts. Therefore, if one server goes down, another server will instantly pick up your data.

    This means that you will experience 100% uptime, and dramatically minimize risks of downtime or data loss.

  3. How well is my data protected?Data protection is at the top of the list of questions when choosing a cloud service provider.You want to work with a cloud provider that is compliant with the highest level of data security. You want a provider that has been formally audited and qualified compliant with all the standards.