How secure is your company data?

 In Blog, CCTV, In The Cloud

Many businesses, especially SME’s often fall victim of data loss, and this is primarily due to the fact they have no security measures in place in order to protect their customer and employees data.

Whether it is employee data, business intelligence information or customer details/payment information, all type of information is at risk if not stored correctly.

The first step is to evaluate the current security measures you have in place. The type of questions you need to be asking are:

  • Where is all the company data stored?
  • How secure is the data storage?
  • Are backups made of all the emails, file etc?
  • What would happen in the event of a fire or burglary? Will the data be lost?

All organisations, no matter how big or small should have tangible answers to these questions. If not, then it is essential to take the required steps to secure your company’s sensitive data.

Using cloud storage to protect your data

You may have heard many theories online about cloud storage and how ‘unsafe’ it is to store data on there. But the reality is that is it a very safe place for data, as any data stored on the cloud would need to be encrypted by hackers before it can be accessed.

This can be quite difficult for hackers as cloud providers work around the clock to design software to prevent hackers from getting in in the first place.

According to a recent survey worldwide, the number of company’s gaining competitive advantage through cloud service adoption has nearly doubled in the last few years. And this comes to no surprise, as business decision makers are looking for ways to increase efficiency, flexibility and employee productivity in the workforce.

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