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  • Writer's pictureTony Liu

Your cloud data is at risk

Updated: Sep 24, 2022

The Cloud” may sound like an elusive, magical place to create and store data, but the truth is, data stored in the cloud-based apps like Google is just as vulnerable as data stored on a simple backup disk, which means it's up to you to back it up.

When it comes to data stored in the cloud:

● User error is the number one cause of data loss.

● Cloud vendors keep deleted data for limited retention periods (weeks).

● Some cloud vendors charge additional fees for data recovery.

So if you are storing data in any cloud based apps, you need to know, it is highly at risk. To learn more about how cloud vendors protect your data and where they fall short, download the eBook, SaaS Protection for GSuite.

Putting your data on a cloud-based storage system seems like a no-brainer. Storing mass amounts of data on off-site installations to eliminate the cost of maintaining physical hardware? Sounds like a win-win. If only it were that simple.

Storing data is one of the most common enterprise uses for the cloud. It’s often more cost-effective than using on-prem software and the systems can be accessed from anywhere on any device. However, cloud storage systems come with a load of potential security risks that should be considered before making the jump. While most cloud storage systems have decent security measures in place, they aren’t perfect, and can differ wildly from each other in terms of security coverage.

That said, it helps to know about cloud storage security risks you potentially face so you know how to deal with them if they ever happen. We’ve listed 7 cloud storage security risks that you need to be aware of.

  1. Data privacy

  2. Lack of control

  3. Shared servers

  4. Lack of backup services

  5. Data leakage

  6. Rogue devices

  7. APIs and storage gateways

Have further questions? Then it's best to consult a trusted provider of IT Support and a known expert on Cybersecurity in Auckland. Call Tony at 021-804-602 or visit PC Onsite for more information.

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