Keeping your sensitive business data safe
IT data security has once again become an issue of major concern with the recent data breach at the federal Office of Personnel Management where the personal data of four million government employees was compromised. This event has raised the level of concern company executives and IT managers have over the issue of data security. In fact, data security/management has been identified as a main priority for organizations of every size and genre.
“Data security means protecting data, such as a database, from destructive forces and from the unwanted actions of unauthorized users.” Wikipedia
One data security solution more decision-makers are selecting is to utilize cloud service providers to host their business data. One argument often cited against cloud adoption is concern about data loss and privacy. But Paul Gillin, B2B Social Marketing Strategist and long-time technology journalist states, “…virtualization offers the same level of security as physical servers, and it’s nearly impossible for an attacker to reach the bare-metal hardware from a virtual machine, which is where the most serious damage can be done.” The following article by Gillan, featured on cio.com, addresses myths concerning cloud hosting of essential business data and provides six steps that companies need to take to keep their data safe.
“Cloud Security: 6 Steps for Keeping Your Data Safe”
by Paul Gillan, June 2, 2015, cio.com