Worried about staying safe in the Cloud?
- 6th August 2018
- Posted by: Mark Dodds
- Category: Security
Cyber Crime is a real threat to your business. Here’s what you need to know about malware and how to avoid it.
According to recent research from the Cloud Industry Forum, 88% of companies are using Cloud based computing in some way. It’s no big surprise. Digital Transformation is a hot topic and The Cloud offers huge number of benefits to businesses of all sizes. It’s flexible, scalable, convenient, makes teams super productive – it’s even cheaper!
What’s not to like?
Unfortunately, almost everything in life has its pros and cons, and Cloud computing is no exception. The huge growth in the industry has opened up a whole new range of ways for cyber attackers to make a lot of money. They know that most businesses are still a bit green when it comes to cyber security, and they can’t wait to take advantage of that lack of awareness.
One of their favourite ways to exploit the Cloud is through the use of malware; malicious software that spreads fast and is specifically designed to create organisational havoc.
Cyber attacks are at an all-time high, but a worryingly small number of Cloud providers are offering full protection against malware. This leaves thousands of UK businesses at risk, and without the right measures in place it’s only a matter of time until they’re targeted.
Probably the scariest thing about malware is that you won’t even know it’s even infected your system until it’s too late. It’s easy to assume that all viruses are obvious – all flashing screens and pop-ups -but they’re much more sophisticated these days. Malware sneaks in under the radar and can go completely unnoticed until they’ve made entire systems ground to a halt and put confidential data at risk.
Once it’s in, it’s virtually impossible to stop without professional help. And that’s going to come at a cost.
So, what can you do to keep your business safe from malware? It starts with a proactive approach. Prevention is always better than cure, so your first port of call should be a reputable IT support provider who will really have your back. They need to be able to explain all the ins and outs of Cloud security in a way you understand, without bamboozling you with tech speak and presenting you with a hefty bill for the privilege.
They should be able to demonstrate how they’ll protect you from the main threats and what they would do if anything did manage to sneak through. And you’ll need to be able to feel you can trust them.
For more detail about what to look out for and how your IT support provider should be keeping you safe, read our latest guide below. And if you want to use all the benefits of the Cloud without the risks, contact us and we’ll be happy to have a chat.