An introduction to cloud security
Business data is increasingly being stored online in the cloud. What does this mean for your business and your customers? What can you do to make your data safer? Here are some useful tips on cloud security.
What is the cloud?
You might have heard about ‘the cloud’ and wondered what it meant. In simple terms, it’s a way of describing data and applications that are stored online.
As little as a decade ago, programs were run directly from people’s computers. Users installed the software themselves onto the hard drive, usually from a CD-ROM. The data created by that software was also stored on the hard drive.
But as internet speeds have increased and data storage costs dropped, all of that is changing. Now many applications run at least partly online, from remote servers. And the data they generate is also stored on those servers.
This is a major change, and it’s happening fast. that 90 percent of all the digital data ever created was generated in the past two years. Much of that data is being stored online.
Businesses all over the world are moving to the cloud. There are good reasons for doing so, which we’ll explain in this guide. Then we'll look at cloud security and provide some useful tips that may help make your data – and your customers’ data – safer in the cloud.
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