Throughout recent years cloud hosting has primarily become more popular based on its ease of accessibility and security. However, as our reliance for this type of service has increased so to has its level of vulnerability, with cloud hosting data breaches now at an all time high, there is concerns amongst business users as to how it can be kept under control.

In a recent report by 2022 Thales Cloud Security, it found that, “(45%) of businesses experienced a cloud-based data breach, or failed audit in the past 12 months, up 5% from 2021. What’s more, a third (32%) have had to notify the government, customers, partners, and employees, of a data breach”.

Methods to improve the security of data hosting

With the number of threats rapidly increasing in terms of rising malware, ransomware, phishing, and waling attacks, cloud hosting providers have acknowledged that managing privacy and data in the cloud and through migration is becoming far more complicated. To reduce vulnerabilities, they are urging businesses use the following methods in everyday IT practices:

  • Encryption – A method whereby information is converted into a secret code to hide its true meaning.
  • Key Management – Forming the basis of all data security, data is encrypted then decrypted via encryption keys. It provides the safe transmission of data across the internet.
  • VPN Connection – A ‘Virtual Private Network’ encrypts your internet traffic and disguises your identity.

Is your business facing challenges in terms of protecting customer and client data? Here at Crendon Insurance our team is on hand to help support your organisation with GDPR data protection insurance. Protecting customer data including contact details, personal notes and financial information is primary to the success of your company and your business brand. Find out how we can help you further to secure your IT processes by implementing GDPR data protection insurance.

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