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March 22, 2013
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Data Loss is #2 Security Threat to Cloud Data

Late last month, the Cloud Security Alliance identified the following as the Top 9 Cloud Security Threats in 2013.

  1. Data Breaches
  2. Data Loss
  3. Account or Service Traffic Hijacking
  4. Insecure Interfaces & APIs
  5. Denial of Service
  6. Malicious Insiders
  7. Abuse of Cloud Services
  8. Insufficient Due Diligence
  9. Shared Technology Vulnerabilities

If you don’t want to read the full PDF, Cloudtimes has a summary of the 2013 cloud security report.

Interestingly, the second most severe threat to cloud security is Loss of Data.  And since 2010, it has moved up in the CSA’s rankings from the fifth most severe to the second most severe threat.

This is not surprising considering Symantec’s poll in January where 43% of the 3,200 organizations they surveyed lost data in the cloud and needed to recover it from backups.  That is almost half of companies who benefited or could have benefited from having a backup of their data in the cloud.

Whether its a malicious attacker, an accidental deletion, or a physical catastrophe that causes it, permanent data loss is a risk that every company faces—and it poses some serious implications. Aside from the obvious loss of productivity and the wasted time trying to recreate lost information, businesses should also consider how loss of data can jeopardize the status of a company’s regulatory compliance.

Since the risk of data loss has increased in significance and severity across the board, we’d like to remind you that it does not have to be a risk for your company, and that you can mitigate the risk of data loss with a secure, automated, daily backup of your cloud-based information – with Backupify. Doing business in the cloud can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be so.


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