Cloud processing and cloud-based data management offer many significant operational advantages for organizations, and the recognition of these benefits has spurred widespread adoption. However, as more companies make the move to the cloud, the threat of cybersecurity has accelerated across all industries.
The risk has risen as organizations have moved to cloud environments for data storage, processing and management. The increased use of cloud, endpoint devices, and an expanding virtual threat landscape has provided more vulnerable inroads for cyber-attackers to take advantage of. Organizational data is a valuable target that is being stored increasingly off-premises, and businesses often don’t realize that as they rely on cloud-based vendor services, the responsibility for protecting their data remains primarily (if not exclusively) their responsibility.
As organizations recognize this tradeoff, it has caused many to consider a more balanced approach. Data isn’t 100% safe when stored solely via on-premises network, nor is it 100% safe when stored in the cloud. There is no one-size-secures-all solution. As organizations recognize an “either-or” scenario isn’t optimal, they’re turning instead to hybrid cloud environments, spreading data across both on-premises and cloud-based platforms to put the odds more in their favor.
Are you interested in learning how a hybrid cloud approach can help provide more balanced cybersecurity in your organization? Contact Taos today and talk with one of our experts.