Information security analysts will likely remember 2016 as a year of spectacular cybercrime events, particularly data breaches involving major organizations and even providers of cloud computing services. Yahoo, Wendy’s, LinkedIn, Oracle, Dropbox, and the University of Central Florida were some of the biggest targets of data breach attacks in 2016.
Cyber Security Issues Against Cloud Computing
One of the security problems inadvertently caused by cloud computing is that the sheer amount of personal data stored in data centers around the world is very valuable for cybercrime groups that operate in identity theft circles. To this effect, medical data is often targeted because it not only contains information on patients but also on their employers and even next of kin who are listed as emergency contacts.
The Eaglesoft case prompted major concerns among dental professionals who trust in SaaS products to manage their private practices. Dentists are bound to compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), which means that patient information must be strongly protected when it is stored and transmitted by electronic means. For this reason, learning about a cloud SaaS provider that keeps patient data in anonymous FTP folders is certainly disconcerting.
Secure Network Solutions for High Desert Businesses
Business owners in Victorville and the High Desert do not have to settle for public cloud solutions. Self hosted cloud services are gaining popularity among business owners who are very conscious about the security of their company data, and who do not want to take risks in the public cloud. Private clouds can be hosted offsite on designated servers or by means of a physical server in the office.
Having full control over a cloud server means improved security and compliance at very reasonable prices. For more information about installing this option in 2017, contact Sonic IT Systems in Victorville today.