Evaluate Your Cloud Provider’s Security History
Security used to be the sticking point for many when it comes to life on the cloud, however these days that transition is often viewed as inevitable. Of course, you still want to evaluate your cloud provider’s security history. As a market leader AWS is focused on minimizing weak points and cyber attacks. AWS got serious about cybersecurity in 2017 with the activation of its GuardDuty offering. A deeper dive into most of the big data hacks involving AWS tend to find that it wasn’t the cloud service, but the company using it that was at fault, usually because of improper configuration issues. You might feel like your data and proprietary information are safer on your in-house hardware than populating some nameless, faceless cloud server, but consider the difference between one and the other. More than 50% of all cybersecurity attacks that target companies go after small businesses, which means even if your most important data is stored in house, if your protection isn’t up to date on the latest threat, you could be courting disaster.