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SMEs and Cloud: the security battle – who does it better?

posted 23 Jan 2015, 07:40 by Stephen Hind   [ updated 24 Mar 2015, 07:22 ]

By joint writers Frank Bennett and Dr. Peter Chadha, the authors of Thinking of…Going Google Apps – To Save Money and Get Ahead – A guide for SMEs!

Be aware that security is the vexed question that many SMEs get stuck on when considering the cloud. Why is that? We live in a security conscious world and are programmed to think ‘worse case’: But, security is hard to implement when:

  • 1 in 10 portable computers are stolen within the first year of purchase
  • 60% of corporate data resides on unprotected desktop portable computers
  • 6 in 10 USB thumb drive owners report losing them and 60% of them store corporate data.

Your security policy informs your staff what they should do to protect your digital assets but as the data above reveals, we are only human! Security is a big complex issue and due to the actions of cyber-baddies, it has to be kept under constant review and that is beyond the means of most SMEs.

Read the full article here.