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3 items to put on your security agenda when evaluating cloud providers

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Cloud Providers-CLOUD computing evolved from an emerging technology to an established network solution for businesses within a short time.

Businesses migrate to cloud systems mostly because of the accessibility and scalability that the technology offers. It can also save businesses a lot of time and resources in the long run. Consequently, that will translate into more cost savings.

However, the concern on cloud security remains to be the top reason some businesses are resisting the switch.

With that in mind, here are three hotspots businesses should pay attention to when selecting a cloud service provider (CSP).

#1 | Less visibility and control

Moving assets and operations to the cloud will make it seem like there’s less visibility as well as control.

Whose responsibility will protecting the data be — the business or the CSP? How does the business protect their assets if they don’t even know that it is there?

Different types of cloud service model will give businesses varying levels of visibility and control over data.

It can turn out to be frustrating, so a good CSP should be able to recommend to businesses the model type that they need.

#2 | How deleted is deleted data?

When we hit the delete button for data in a traditional local system, we see it gone. However, how do we verify that for data on cloud systems?

The problem is that businesses do not have access to where the data is stored and to verify if it is actually erased. So, can the CSP be trusted?

Cloud infrastructure is built for a seamless transition across devices. This will also mean that the data that you ‘delete’ may not be erased across all devices.

Solution to this risk is for CSPs to use end-to-end encryptions and to provide software updates as often as possible.

#3 | Failure of due diligence before cloud migration

Before selecting a CSP, it is best to do plenty of research and tests.

Some things work brilliantly in theory. Though, it will take tests for us to really see how things play out.

It is necessary for IT professionals to test the entire cloud system out for all probabilities before implementation.

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Article Credit: TechWireAsia

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