Q&A: Protecting Your Enterprise's Electronic Data

Security Magazine
In this question and answer article, John Eustice discusses the best preventative security measures a company can take to protect its most sensitive and confidential information when placing electronic data in the cloud. "Most companies are moving to cloud computing for electronic storage because the cloud both increases efficiency and reduces information technology costs. But the business advantages of cloud computing often obscure the potential risks," Eustice said. "Companies must consider what kind of data they are putting into the cloud." In addition to working with a cloud provider on data security, Eustice suggests a company use the contracting process with a cloud provider to implement common sense procedures to better protect vital information, maintaining an awareness of the weakest links within a data chain and following immediate steps to resolve any compromised data.
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