19 July 2011 08:04:51
Businesses can go to great lengths to ensure sensitive information is secure and out of danger from data leakage, but, according to InfoWorld report, the reality is that there is no way to guarantee protection.
With the rise of advanced mobile devices, cloud computing and myriad other technologies, businesses are faced with more security threats than ever. But rather than hiding from these technological advances, the news provider recommended companies embrace them and all their IT imperfections.
However, this is not to suggest that data security is not of the utmost importance. On the contrary, once a company embraces the cloud, for example, it can then work on ways to secure information stored on it. With experience, companies will learn how to control their technologies better, and they are more likely to respond to threats should they arise.
"Businesses must prepare for the worst by working with their provider to plan for downtime, data recovery and migration and catastrophic loss," one expert told the news provider. "Data security will always be a concern, though advances in cloud solutions make it less of a risk as time progresses."
Despite the prevailing security concerns, more businesses are now implementing the cloud. According to a recent nCircle study, 32 percent of surveyed companies said the cost savings of the cloud outweigh the security considerations.
-McAfee Cloud Security