How Important is the Sensitivity of Data in the Cloud?

by | May 1, 2015 | Business Continuity, Cloud & Hosting

Sensitivity of Data in the Cloud is Not Just a Concern For Celebrities

With technology exponentially increasing each year, data storage evolution has historically gone in a minimalistic direction. We no longer use computers the size of offices, in fact now we just carry most of them in our hands as we go. How do we store our massive amounts of data on a device that can fit in our hand? Thus the limitless cloud storage concept was born. Most cellphone users adapted to this new method immediately. After a few pirates hacked the cloud, Hollywood’s biggest names quickly made data sensitivity an unavoidable concern. What security is offered to protect the sensitivity of data in the cloud? Although stolen data isn’t as common as these Hollywood celebrities’ misfortunes, you should still know what secure requirements that your cloud source offers.

Is the Cloud a Reliable Option for Sensitive Data?

A lot of companies have very sensitive data, often times this data has HIPAA regulations attached. This is very important to realize when sourcing the cloud as your company’s back up.  Although there have been a few breaches amongst celebrity iPhone back-ups, data loss is not common in the cloud. However, each year 20% of companies will experience a physical data loss emergency. Massive amounts of data loss is devastating to any company, regardless of their industry. While physical storage is the norm, it is incredibly vulnerable to damage and data loss. The cloud’s anywhere access undoubtably offers the most secure and effective back-up storage to date. Meaning your data will be accessed and restored in minutes, instead of weeks or even months.

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What If Disaster Strikes?

There are many things we don’t have control of, like when disaster strikes. Scorching flames could devour your entire business tomorrow, destroying all your servers and data along with it. Yet through instant virtualization you can have your systems and data restored in minutes. That is, if you use the cloud for backup. If not, there is no guarantee that your data is restorable. If it can, it could take up to weeks or even months to recover. Disasters are unpredictable, you could lose part or all your data in a mere moment. With cloud back-up though, you have access to restoring your business immediately. This is crucial for many companies, especially companies with sensitive data. Protecting your business is very important, don’t get caught blindsided by disaster.

With Invenio IT’s cloud back-up options, you have secure HIPAA regulated protection for your data. Don’t wait until disaster strikes to think up a back-up plan, contact us to make sure you’re company is prepared for anything!

Dale Shulmistra is a Business Continuity Specialist at Invenio IT, responsible for shaping the company’s technology initiatives -- selecting, designing, implementing & supporting business continuity solutions to bolster client operational efficiencies and eliminate downtime.