Mobile Cloud Security Can Protect Enterprise Finances and Data
By Katie Gatto
When industry professionals talk about cloud-based systems, the first thing that often comes to mind is mobile cloud security. Unfortunately, this has been a concern for quite some time. In a study by North Carolina State University in conjunction with Protiviti, C-suite executives ranked data security as one of the top 10 risks for 2015. Furthermore, over 50 percent of respondents actually claimed that they believed this category would have a “significant impact,” the highest impact designation allotted.
Thankfully, by putting the correct strategy into place, you can ensure that your organization’s data and finances are protected. After all, the degree to which your cloud-based system is secure depends on how your enterprise interacts with the cloud as a whole.
According to CIO, having more than 5 percent duplicate records can result in a variety of problems for your enterprise. These duplicate files can lead to lost data updates, misleading reports, frustrated users and plummeting system credibility. Furthermore, duplicate accounts can be susceptible to password problems and other authentication issues, as they can allow unauthorized or malicious traffic to go under the radar. Even in the context of backup, duplication must be handled with care. Thankfully, mobile cloud-service platforms come equipped with algorithms that work to reduce the frequency at which duplicate files are created.
Faster secure-access control
A mobile cloud-based system allows for quicker modifications to access control. When appropriate policies are put into place, you can limit or remove access to your organization’s fiscal data as soon as a need arises, which is essential to preventing inside mobile cloud security breaches. System administrators can modify access privileges from anywhere in the world to help ensure that an up-to-the-minute response to changing situations is possible. Cloud-based systems also allow you to quickly and easily give users new levels of access.
Automatic security changes
Security standards change on a rapid basis, sometimes even from week to week. As such, storage security must be updated regularly. When companies do this manually, the results can be mixed. By allowing secure storage professionals to take on the task on a cloud-based system, you can increase the chance of higher quality and more timely responses.
For security reasons, it’s crucial that you store your data offsite, as this ensures that the records will be protected in the case of an event such as a flood or fire. By investing in a cloud-based system, you can prevent the risk that you will lose a device that stores the only copy of specific records.
In the end, it’s important that your organization evaluates whether or not your enterprise finances should be handled on the secured cloud.
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