On-demand, subscription-based services have taken over the technology world; a “one-and-done” contract is almost unheard of in today’s software industry, and this has changed the dynamic between you and your customers.
Not even a decade ago, security was much simpler. Companies were defined by the perimeter of their corporate network and protected by a firewall and antivirus tool that could withstand just about any security attack. Then came the cloud, mobile devices, and the Internet of Things (IoT), and the attack surface overflowed far beyond the network, making security not-so-simple.
The business benefits of moving to the cloud are myriad, from increased efficiency to reduced costs and even expanded business opportunities. And while there has been some circulating fear around how secure a business’s data can really be in the cloud, a recent study found that 94 percent of businesses actually saw an improvement in their security posture after moving to the cloud.
Of course, moving your data and systems to the cloud isn’t risk-free, as the many data breaches that have graced the news over the last few years prove. If you want to benefit from the cloud but not open yourself up to all kinds of vulnerability, you need to invest in security.
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