Cloud security for SMEs: seven key steps

Cloud security remains a key concern for small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and is still often cited as a chief impediment to moving to the cloud. This is understandable, as security breaches can have major negative repercussions for a business.

However, the risks need not be insurmountable for SMEs, nor outweigh the benefits of cloud services. It is also important to remember that while most SMEs are not specialists in data security, cloud service providers need to be — they have a vested interest in maintaining the security of customer data.

Louise Taylor discusses the steps that SMEs should follow when considering a cloud service, selecting a cloud provider and managing a cloud contract…

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