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The cloud makes it easier for employees to access data, but at the same time, it’s important to define which employees get access to what data. To better define security roles and access, data entry can be sub-divided into several levels. For instance, it can be accessible to all employees, whereas sensitive data is kept strictly available to only certain employees. Also, it’s important to make sure all sensitive data is encrypted. To define different security roles, a service level agreement (SLA) should be established between the SMB (small and medium business) and cloud service provider.
So says Cloudwards.net, a website that publishes reviews and guides all around Cloud, Website Creation and hosting. For its full article by Ritika Tiwari, ‘Five Reasons Why Cloud Security is Important for SMBs’, visit https://www.cloudwards.net/.
She writes that it’s important to secure cloud data by backing it up. A backup should include saving duplicate data to different physical locations, which can prove to be essential if there’s damage to the primary site — or in the case of any natural disasters. SMBs should also have quick recovery plans in place, for when an accident does happen. Both complete and partial recovery plans should be sketched out in advance, so that even if a bit of data gets lost, it can quickly be restored without affecting work. Given the flexibility and ease-of-use cloud services provide, there is a chance users might think the cloud is not secure at all. In fact, the threat of losing data can prove to be quite frightening for SMBs – and rightfully so.