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Finding the right cloud for you
Why are more businesses turning away from on-premise hosting and moving to the cloud each year? The benefits of virtualised storage in the UK led to an 83% increase in cloud uptake between 2010 and 2017. This trend is set to accelerate at an even faster pace over the next decade.
Businesses that haven’t yet integrated cloud into their IT strategy should consider it now or risk falling behind as cloud hosting and virtualisation continues to evolve. Understanding that not all clouds are created equal is the key, and every organisation has different demands and expectations from cloud hosting. Explore the features that every solution should include, and the bespoke elements that make the difference for your business.
Brexit and the cloud
Does leaving the EU present new risks for your business? What questions should you be asking about your data security? It’s vital that your cloud solution adapts to circumstances in today’s business climate with agility and accuracy.
The best defence against the unknown is being equipped with data management and continuity tools. Whether your business requires data sovereignty from UK-based data centres, or your customers’ sensitive information needs storing in the EU after the Brexit transition period, hear from cloud and GDPR experts on best practice data hosting after Brexit.
Cloud and compliance
Whilst cloud computing is transforming IT services, it also poses potential risks that need to and should be planned for. A cloud security audit assesses and prioritises risks, evaluating current controls, identifying gaps in the current cloud security strategy, and making recommendations.
Over one third of businesses can’t identify who was at fault for a security breach in the cloud, and it’s no secret that breaching the GDPR can result in fines of up to 20 million euros or 4% of annual global turnover. Learn how your business can avoid financial penalties by auditing your cloud security strategy, and why now is the perfect time to do so.
Sensitive data protection
You’re now 40% more likely to be a victim of cybercrime than burglary. It’s no longer a case of wondering if a data breach will hit your business – but when it will happen. The question is, when it does happen, is your business protected and equipped to deal with the situation?
We all know the risks are escalating, so guaranteeing your infrastructure is set up correctly to protect your data at every level is paramount in ensuring that you’re covered against any data loss. Cloud could be the most secure option for your data protection. Speak to our cloud experts about the best way to host your customers’ sensitive data and defend against breaches.
The responsibility of payments
M-payments, the all-encompassing term for electronic and digital payments, are changing the way we transfer, pay and interact with money – but also pose a risk to your security. In 2019, around 20% of mobile users in the UK made at least one payment via their smartphone.
When used for payment systems, the cloud is used to accept and process payments over the internet, rather than using a physical device. This offers greater flexibility and improved scalability, but increased fraud attacks are a huge concern to businesses utilising modern payment methods. How are new payment options creating a spike in identity theft? Discover how to best protect your eCommerce customer data with experts from across the cloud security threat landscape.
Why patching is essential
Cloud computing has changed the patching management process. Platform as a service (PaaS) and software as a service (SaaS) present different levels of control and responsibility for cloud application patching.
Some best practices for cloud patching include: regularly scanning for vulnerabilities and patches, using a single solution for patching across all providers, and keeping an up-to-date inventory of devices and servers. But how are attackers outpacing incomplete and hurried patches on your infrastructure to exploit your cloud security? And how can your business ensure vendors are meeting standards when it comes to infrastructure patching? Get a deep dive on patching from the experts and ensure your patch management is up to scratch.