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How to Ensure Your Cloud Server is Protected Against Cyber Security Scams

Using a cloud server to drive your business’s technology is a very smart idea.

And the benefits to using a cloud server are huge.

You can use as little or as much storage as you need, without having to worry about limitations or huge bills. Which is perfect for growing businesses.

And your team can access any data from anywhere. Cloud servers were made for the hybrid work world we have today.

And you definitely don’t need to use lots of your office space to house big servers and other equipment!

Of course, when you’re using a cloud server, it’s crucial to make sure it’s properly secured.

It was recently discovered that cloud servers are frequently being used as an entry point for cyber criminals to launch attacks.

A huge 41% of businesses that have been hacked revealed their cloud server was how cyber criminals got in

And the number is increasing by 10% each year.

Why? Often, it’s because companies don’t invest as much into the security of their cloud servers as they should.

With technology, especially when it comes to cybersecurity, you really do get what you pay for. Many of the free cloud servers available don’t provide the same level of security and encryption that paid-for services do. Often, they are less reliable as well. All of this factors into your risk of a cyber security attack.

It’s important that your business does full research when choosing a cloud server to make sure it meets all your requirements and is as safe as possible.

Better still, ask an expert to do this research for you (we can help).

We would also recommend a few standard security measures are followed:

  • Give all of your team a password manager to encourage them to generate separate long random passwords for every login they have. One benefit of password managers is that they can the login boxes as well. That means better security and greater convenience all in one package!

  • You should also have regular cyber security training for everyone in your business. Business emails are one of the most frequent places that an attack will start.

  • But the first line of defense should be asking yourself: “wait, does this look right?”

Of course, it’s never possible to prevent 100% of attacks. But if you take all the right steps to keep your business safe, the chances of suffering from a successful cloud server attack go down dramatically.

If you’d like help choosing the right cloud server for your business, we can help– just get in touch with us at Itechra.

Published with permission from Your Tech Updates.

Itechra Team

Itechra Team

From 2000, we set out to solve what was then a major problem for small businesses: having difficulty keeping up with their IT needs. We noticed that large corporations often had multiple employees specializing in different aspects of the industry and realized this approach could work well also among smaller organizations who might not be able to sustain such teams, but still require help managing an oversized workload. We provide a single resource for all your IT issues.