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SaaS Security Issues Working From Home Uncovered

You might think that because you contract with a cloud service for software as a service you do not need to provide security. That fallacy can get you into trouble quickly since each SaaS provides a different level of security, but only you train your employees and control what happens on your own computers, servers, and offices.

You need to implement an overall cloud security solution that provides protection for any person using your computers, servers, Internet connection, or the cloud services subscriptions you pay for — not to mention your company’s data. That means the data stored online and the data on your local servers, computers, and portable hard drives.

Cloud computing platforms can and do provide security, but you need monitoring on both ends to protect yourself from data theft, deletion, and leaks. Typical forms of cloud security include:

  • virtual private networks (VPN)
  • firewalls
  • obfuscation
  • tokenization
  • penetration testing

It also includes teaching employees to avoid using public internet connections with their work computers or mobile devices plus providing protections for work emails. It also may include setting up a requirement for employees to use two-factor authorization (2FA), security tokens, and encrypted devices.

Cloud computing encompasses a wide array of computing services including SaaS, data storage, virtual servers, databases, and networking. Cloud storage ensures access to specific files by all employees and independent contractors who need access to complete their work. It allows others to add to an individual’s project or for a team to work remotely on a project. This means any employee with proper security access can use the file from anywhere in the world so long as they have Internet access and an appropriate mobile device or computer.

This increases efficiency but requires additional security measures. You can improve security by carefully vetting the security measures employed by any vendor your business considers using. Venerable firms like Microsoft, Upwork, and Adobe offer top-notch security for their cloud services. This leaves you with only your local machines to handle and your employees to train.

They need to understand the dangers of using file-sharing services and your company needs to identify the safest solution, then implement it. Cloud email provides the other top area of concern since it proves the second-most vulnerable item under your control, according to Computer Weekly.

You need to plan and implement methods to protect your company from malware and similar cyber threats. LAN Infotech can help with all of these matters. We provide experts in computing and security to help your business develop the best security available.

You cannot leave your company’s security up to the cloud service with which you contract. We can help you create a unified plan to use the cloud in a secure manner and help your employees learn the needed precautionary actions to protect your data including employee’s personal and private data. Contact LAN Infotech today to learn more about how to protect your business data during the cloud computing revolution.