It takes technology to grow, and to support an increasingly complex IT environment, it’s important to partner with a company that can provide the expertise you need to keep that technology up and running, protected and profitable. Many growing businesses look to Managed Service Providers (MSPs)—for good reasons. Whether you have an existing IT department, or work with multiple external resources, you probably have a few questions about what an MSP can do for you. Here are answers to some of the most common questions.
Has Your Rush to the Cloud Put You at Risk?
Your business has high demands, from keeping up with customers and clients to the meticulous daily tasks that ensure your business runs smoothly. Cloud delivers major benefits, including big boosts in productivity and efficiency, but these benefits could be at the expense of significant vulnerabilities. Too often, companies rush to get to the cloud, leaving basic security to be dealt with tomorrow, next week, or maybe never.
Without proper security in place, users are letting in viruses, surfing sites with malware and downloading corrupted files. This can potentially expose you to massive risks that you’ll be held responsible for.
The Top Cloud Culprits
InfoWorld from the Cloud Security Alliance has put together the top cloud threats of 2016, including:
• Data Breaches
• Hacked Interfaces and APIs
• Account Hijacking
• Denial of Service (Dos) Attacks
• Permanent Data Loss
• Compromised Credentials
• Exploited Systems
• Malicious Insider Attacks
• Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)
• Cloud Service Abuses
The Silver Lining
It’s pretty clear why security is regularly cited as the top barrier to cloud adaptation. The good news it, you don’t have to take on the treacherous landscape of cloud computing on your own. We’ll identify what your users are currently doing in the cloud, identify potential risks and recommend options for resolving any and all vulnerabilities.
Contact us through the end of June 2016 and get a free assessment, plus 10% off cloud services.