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Cyber Security: The Future is Cloudy

16 September 2019

by Megan Walsh

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Whatever your opinion on the cloud: the truth is, it's the future of cybersecurity. 

With today’s flexible workforce and the ongoing digitalisation of the traditional workspace, the benefits of cloud-based security are becoming too hard to ignore for many employees and business owners around the world.

Cloud computing is accessible across many different devices so long as there is internet connection – which increases productivity amongst workers who can log on from anywhere they please. It also offers more storage: so as long as you can afford to pay for updates, there is no limit to what you can store in your cloud. 

It’s cost effective, too. The pay-by-use service means you don’t have to budget for storage rooms or the general maintenance that comes with on-premise security.

However, as we mentioned in our last blog, with cloud computing comes the risk of malicious cybercrime; from both inside and outside of your organisation. 

It’s the main reason why so many CISOs remain dubious about cloud migration.

In a recent roundtable event in Milan, hosted by Oliver James Associates, we invited 10 CISOs from across the Italian market to discuss the latest developments in cloud migration. And while there were many views and opinions on the topic, the unanimous agreement was that with cloud migration comes much more risk.  

With on-premise security, you take away the risk of your data being lost or stolen. You also remove the third-party element to your security system, which account for over 60% of all data breaches, according to a survey conducted by Soha Systems.

So how do you safely migrate to the cloud?

By investing in your security team. If you put time and effort into building a strong security team and educating your developers, there is no reason your cloud-based security will be breached.

Seek a group of candidates who embody a variety of skills, rather than just one specialism, and you will strengthen your security team – and the safety of your organisation.

Luckily for you, we have the cyber market mapped out. We work with the best professionals operating in the cybersecurity space – not just in Milan but all over Europe, Asia and the US. So when you choose to partner with us, you will gain access to the best talent in the market.

There’s no doubt that the future of security lies within the cloud. The only question that lingers is, how you will prepare your organisation?

Rather than put off the inevitable, invest in your security team today. Call Andrea Ischia on 39 340 84 16 049 or email him at andrea.ischia@ojassociates.com to find out how we can help you.


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