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Transforming your Business with Cloud-enabled Cybersecurity

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Oscar Waterworth
Oscar is a writer and a senior editor over at Bizzmarkblog.com. He enjoys reading and writing about marketing, technology, and business.
Cybersecurity has become the buzzword of recent years and years to come. The inventions of cloud infrastructure and the Internet of Things has made us question our online safety. Let us explore how cloud- enabled cybersecurity can help us with our businesses and ultimately lives.


Cloud services are here to stay and with them the always present potential cyber threats. A recent research has reported that over 55% of companies from various industries and different parts of the world are currently using some form of cloud computing. It is safe to say that this trend is on the rise considering that a 2014 report stated that 71% of 988 companies that were included in the survey runs external-facing production applications in the cloud, this represents an increase of over 60% in comparison to the previous year.   
Cloud has officially become mainstream, but despite of all the benefits that it brings some large company executives still have reservations when it comes to security of their company’s information. This opinion is slowly changing as the major cloud providers are continuously developing new methods to ensure the safety of their user’s data. In this article we will explore how cloud-enabled cyber security can benefit your business and can help you take it to the next level. 


Use the Improved Security to Your Advantage


 With the increase of safety in cloud services more and more companies are starting to change their business architecture by shifting to cloud-based systems. Around 59% of companies using cloud services have reported an actual increase in their data security.

Cloud-based security has the ability to significantly reduce the need for purchasing, maintaining, and enhancing the technology infrastructure and even hiring additional support staff, thus enabling companies to address the security basics at a much lower cost. 

Most major cloud service vendors are providing their users with tools like a reliable encrypted cloud storage, high-bandwidth connectivity among global data centers and the use of software-defined perimeters in order to create anti-fragile and highly secure platforms which can be designed in such a way as to block most tools, techniques, and procedures currently used by malicious sides, in order to help them fend off any possible cyber-attacks. 


Early Cloud Implementation

 
By now it is a well-known fact that the cloud can help businesses when it comes to achieving operational efficiencies, immediate scalability, elasticity of prices, cost reduction and increased computational and processing power ability. This along with ability to help organizations transform a wide range of business processes makes cloud ideal for most types of startups.
 
What cloud-enabled cyber security brings to the table is improved intelligence gathering and threat modeling along with better block attacks and enhanced collaboration. In addition, it improves collective learning and reduces the lag time between detection and remediation, most importantly it creates secure communications channels. The potential of cost reductions is one of the most attractive features of this type of cybersecurity. 


The Collective Model

 
By shifting from the traditional model to collective model, we are changing the way the organization learn. In the former the information comes from the intelligence gathered by company's individual IT environment, while in the latter concept, a market-enabled information-sharing platform will enable a more collective learning environment.
 
In this case the cloud-enabled cybersecurity enables businesses to momentarily use secure communication and collaboration environments by using the infrastructure provided by a cloud provider. By doing this a secure cloud storage for delicate and sensitive information is created. One of the most important features that cloud-enabled cybersecurity brings to the collective model is the option for organizations to use both separate access and communications for a number of highly relevant transactions and research projects. Having cyber-attack-free communication channels. 


Conclusions


Cloud as a business architecture option brings a lot of benefits for your company, changing the communication and data exchange landscape, making it easier, more efficient while reducing the overall costs. However, at the same time it can present a weak spot cyber-attacks and corporate espionage. This is where cloud-enabled cybersecurity comes into play, it is the best most efficient way of protecting the cloud stored data. So you can continue enjoying the advantages of using cloud in you daily business and stop worrying as much about the safety of your data.
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