According to a recent report by IBM, the cost of data breaches and security incidents averages a staggering $3.86 million per occurrence. Just try and put that number into perspective – $3.86 million PER occurrence. It’s sobering! Let’s face the facts. Businesses are embracing the potential of cloud storage and it’s only going to grow. Yet, behind the conveniences of scalability and accessibility, lurk the shadows of data loss risk. In a world where data is the currency of trust, safeguarding it becomes paramount.
Here are 3 primary ways to lose your data in the cloud. For inspiration, we turned to the CIA triad—Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability, which serves as the cornerstone model for shaping information security policies within any org.
- Availability: Cloud infrastructure or server failure that may lead to service disruption
- Confidentiality: Misconfiguration and human error that may lead to data exposure
- Integrity: Security gaps that may lead to data alteration