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victor oRZDnS2QkuE unsplash2020-2021 had major shift changes in the remote work world. Companies discovered the importance of having a flexible operation alongside improving cybersecurity. However, as cloud usage grows and the size of cloud systems expands, engineering and security teams believe there will be a specialized risk. The costs of dealing with the dynamics of a possible cloud data breach will also likely increase.

Anyone who uses cloud data technology should be concerned about the ever-increasing dangers of cybercrime. The reasons that IT specialists are pointing to as the source of many of the breaches are also troubling because it is usually very small configurations or employee issues that could have been avoided. 

The leading causes of cloud data breaches are: 

  • Too many APIs and interfaces to govern  
  • Lack of sufficient controls and database supervision
  • Lack of policy awareness around data security 
  • Plain old negligence
  • Deployment without first verifying Infrastructure as Code (IaC).
  • IT team oversight is at fault.   
  • Weak passwords and stolen credentials
  • Malware

Hackers prefer to take advantage of poorly built software programs or network infrastructure, leaving gaps through which they may crawl right to your data. As cloud security risk continues to rise there are three things companies can do to better make their cloud data secure.

It's no surprise that human error is at the top of the list of cloud data security risks. Humans are bound to make mistakes but that can become problematic when data is involved. 

Demand for cloud security expertise is high and growing, as supply continues to fall short. Companies are looking for low to mid-level security employees with cloud security knowledge, but the market is quite competitive, resulting in labor shortages.

Overburdening is a persistent issue in IT, and it affects cybersecurity teams in particular. The most common complaints among corporate IT executives are overwork, fatigue, and retention difficulties. Many IT executives are also dissatisfied with how their firms are dealing with the problem. Despite the fact that they believe they have consistently raised the alarm, almost all respondents believe their organizations are not taking it seriously or doing enough to relieve pressure on their already overburdened IT teams, resulting in more human error or data security incidents due to lack of training.   

IT companies should offer the following to their clients to keep their data safe.

  • File encryption
  • Secure communications
  • Web application firewalls
  • Datacenter security
  • Regular backups

Rowe Group has an amazing team of IT experts that can help your team or be your team. Let us help keep all your information secure on or off-site. By moving certain aspects of your day-to-day computing to the Cloud, you can leverage your stable internet connectivity to be a huge cost saving and overall productivity boost to day-to-day business processes.