Alastair Murray assesses security considerations when using a Cloud-based arrangement
Many organisations have moved their office systems onto Cloud-based arrangements, deeming it both cheaper and safer to hold their precious data rather than maintaining an in-house server facility of their own. Since most Cloud service providers are large multi-national businesses, it is reasonable to assume their systems are secure. However, it is worth noting the majority of recent cyber break-ins have occurred on Cloud-based services.
In the early days of the covid-19, pandemic, firms sent staff home to work. Personal computers belonging to employees lacked the rigor of ‘office IT’ and their firewalls caused havoc with cyber and data security. Home-working security is improving but still remains vulnerable to attack w...