Security Boulevard, 2/1/19
With massive data breaches constantly in the news, CTOs are determined to protect sensitive data so their companies don’t wind up making headlines. Storing it onsite may seem like the safest option, but cloud storage can actually be more secure.
That might come as a surprise to some. Though virtually every business utilizes the cloud to some extent—even if it’s only a single cloud such as AWS or Google—many hesitate to adopt a full-scale cloud storage solution, particularly for primary storage, because of security concerns. That’s especially true of organizations dealing with highly sensitive data.
The legal industry is a case in point. Law firms and their service providers must manage e-discovery data that could serve as evidence in a court of law, subjecting them to stringent information governance and regulatory compliance standards. The healthcare industry faces similar challenges with heavily regulated protected healthcare information. Besides the legal and ethical considerations, healthcare providers also face a practical concern: Loss or corruption of data can disrupt patient care.