Where is your data?
Cloud computing is “a model for enabling ubiquitous, convenient, on-demand network access to a shared pool of configurable computing resources (e.g., networks, servers, storage, applications, and services) that can be rapidly provisioned and released with minimal management effort or service provider interaction. ” To this definition, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) adds five characteristics of cloud computing:
- On-Demand Self-Service
- Broad Network Access
- Resource Pooling
- Rapid Elasticity
- Measured Service
Essentially, the “cloud” enables users to access IT resources from anywhere and from almost any computing type device. Businesses in virtually every industry have discovered cloud computing to be a way to reduce costs and simplify IT infrastructure. Many, however, are still reluctant to adopt a cloud infrastructure, worried that perceived risk, data privacy, and compliance concerns will be difficult to overcome.
Is Cloud Computing and Storage Safe?
Each company must specifically assess their unique risks and address any relevant security concerns. Cloud computing, however, can be as secure as other computing infrastructure models. The cloud’s virtual nature removes many of the physical workflow and perimeter-based control points to contain sensitive data.
Loricca’s team of experts can assist your organization with cloud computing implementation, risk mitigation, assessment, and security. Your business can take advantage of the accessibility and reduced costs while maintaining security and compliance.
If your company has adopted a cloud-based infrastructure but you cannot be certain that appropriate safeguards are currently in place, contact us today to discuss the assessment and potential remediation services that we offer to ensure your network is not unnecessarily vulnerable.