As we’ve seen with recent hacks and cybersecurity breaches, every organization holds something of value to attackers, and the cloud has presented a number of interesting challenges for businesses looking to secure their critical information and data. What’s scarier? According to McAfee’s latest Cloud Adoption and Risk Report, the activity of sharing sensitive data in the cloud has increased 53 percent year-over-year and nearly a quarter of all data in the cloud is sensitive.
However, there is no need to fret. Your organization’s cloud infrastructure does not have to remain unsecured. There are ways to improve cloud security without compromising on the flexibility it brings to employees and business operations. First, it’s important to align data storage and security strategies across all departments, from the C-Suite to IT and security teams. With everyone on the same page, it will be easier to identify all of the cloud data services being used across the enterprise, combat and crack down on shadow IT, and implement best-of-breed cloud security solutions such as encryption, multi-factor authentication, and one-time-use passwords.
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