Cloud migration involves moving tools, such as applications, databases and software, to cloud systems, which employees then access remotely. Companies do not need to maintain their own servers. Many organizations choose to migrate to the cloud to minimize costs and maximize accessibility. Cloud-based systems also offer security enhancements, such as round-the-clock threat management.
Moreover, finance and healthcare companies can ensure regulatory compliance and protect sensitive customer and patient data by requiring a connection to a central cloud-based system.
Cloud migration can lead to security challenges, however. Poorly configured networks, compromised or unsecured connections, and unauthorized access make a cloud system vulnerable to hacking.
With increasing challenges to cybersecurity come increasing opportunities to rethink, innovate and protect. And the first step toward improved cybersecurity is almost always education.