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The Microsoft Cloud: A "zure" thing for your business | Credexo

Why would businesses want to trust their data, their livelihoods actually, to the cloud? It's not on site, it's not under your own management and there have been several massive data breaches over the years. Isn't it safer to just build and maintain your own in-house infrastructure and retain custody of your critical data? While this might seem like a simple and logical solution, there are other factors that should be considered when evaluating an on-premise strategy, not the least of which are the following data security issues :

 Encryption.. While firewalls and other protections are great, your real data security resides in your data encryption. No problem, right? You just implement some off the shelf encryption software and you're good to go, right? Wrong! The bad guys are continually working to improve their skills, and you can be sure that whatever encryption software is the latest and greatest will get the most attention. For example, the giant Experian data breach of 2016 was made possible because hackers had discovered a vulnerability in Experian's database software. However, the software's author, Microsoft, was on top of it. End of story, right? Unfortunately, no. Experian's internal IT resources had failed to download the security upgrade that would have closed the window that he hackers exploited. The take-home lesson is this: no matter what software you employ, if you're IT staff dozes off, you can become vulnerable.

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