Posted by aionol | 04 NOV 2017

3 Steps to picking the right provider to keep your data and your business safe in the cloud

Security in the cloud is of the highest priority of every modern business. It is possible to improve security when migrating to the cloud, even though these solutions are often associated with higher risks. In order to mitigate the risks, follow these 3 steps to make sure you pick the right third party provider to keep […]

Security in the cloud is of the highest priority of every modern business. It is possible to improve security when migrating to the cloud, even though these solutions are often associated with higher risks. In order to mitigate the risks, follow these 3 steps to make sure you pick the right third party provider to keep you and your business safe in the cloud:

1. Ask for their security protocols

In order to judge the security and threat management (STM) systems your potential provider uses, you need to first understand them. Learn and ask about their secure login and authentication processes. If there are specific regulations around data security in your industry, check with your provider that their solutions comply with these rules.

Picking the right provider to keep your data and your business safe in the cloud

Picking the right provider to keep your data and your business safe in the cloud

2. Complete a proper risk assessment

Your questions shouldn’t stop there. It is good to know about the specific STM solution you are thinking of acquiring. But you should know about their procedures and practices in general. Ask your cloud provider about the location of their datacenter and their internal and external security procedures. Inquire into processes related to backup and disaster recovery, and how they deal with the consequences in case of data loss. Take note of the prescribed course of action in the case of downtime, and how they will handle possible threats in terms of customer service and support.

3. Streamline your security policy across the cloud and your business

In order to take full advantage of the benefits of STM solutions provided by third party experts, you must ensure that your organisational security policy aligns with the cloud security policy. Only then full protection can be achieved. The best provider will train you and your staff on these security policy measures, and help you streamline them within your business.

At Iono we welcome questions and inquiries about our STM solution. Click here to learn how we keep your data safe and secure.

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