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Cloud security and small businesses – what you need to know to avoid the pitfalls

September 24, 2018 / Dirk Morris

Today we work in a world that is increasingly connected, convenient and cloud-based. This comes with a world of benefits not just for enterprises, but also for small to medium sized businesses (SMBs).It’s now easier than ever to share documents in the cloud, video-conference with colleagues across the world and compile resources so that global teams can quickly access them from shared storage. The downfall, unfortunately, is that the use of cloud tools makes it that much easier for hackers to target your organisation. More points of access mean more places for hackers to target. Many SMBs are using these collaborative tools, but haven’t updated their firewall or network security solutions to adequately combat the rising threats cloud and collaborative programs bring, and it’s leaving businesses vulnerable. According to Verizon’s 2018 Data Breach Investigations Report, more than 58 percent of malware attack victims are categorised as small businesses. SMBs have n...