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What You Need to Know About Cybersecurity in Cloud-Based Tech

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As of 2020, 85% of businesses around the world are utilizing cloud technology to store information. In the most modern context, "cloud computing" emerged in the 1990s, and with the rapid expansion of this technology in such a short time period, it's not uncommon for IT leaders to be wary about making the transition within their own organizations. However, security measures implemented by major cloud vendors are much more robust than they assume—here's a look at cybersecurity in cloud-based technology.

The Advent of Cloud Security

At first glance, cloud technology may seem like a major red flag when it comes to security. After all, it is the role and priority of leaders in cybersecurity management and IT to keep data close and protected; how could they safeguard information stored elsewhere? To put the minds of business leaders everywhere at ease, cloud vendors have already invested significantly in cybersecurity measures for their platforms, and major players like Amazon, Google, and Microsoft have continually and persistently battled to ramp up their security resources to claim the title as supreme.

What Does This Mean for Cybersecurity Professionals?

While the rise of cloud security may seem like a takeover, cybersecurity professionals still have a hand in protecting their organizations' information. When a cyberattack occurs, it is the organization—not the cloud vendor—that must answer to the end user. With this in mind, cybersecurity professionals and IT managers are still tasked with ensuring their teams are trained and aware of the latest threats and predictions in the industry.

Security for Businesses

Opting for cloud security is a smart move for small businesses, both financially and strategically. Small-to-medium-sized businesses are often the most vulnerable to cyber attacks, and often don't have the resources to safeguard their information onsite. In most cases, choosing a cloud-computing vendor is the safer choice and offers additional protection and support.

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