USE THE CLOUD TO PROVIDE A BUFFER
There are two important ways the cloud can be
used to help put a barrier between your data and
hackers. The threat of ransomware and the inherent
insecurity of email can both be addressed by
outsourcing data storage.
Keeping information backed up in the cloud
(as opposed to stored exclusively on your own
server) makes your company less susceptible to
ransomware. The latest ransomware attacks should
scare you into backing up company files in the
cloud so you can’t have your information held
captive. If you keep a second copy of everything
in an off-site server of some sort, ransomware
suddenly becomes ineffective.
Also, a system with multiple points of entry,
where people can access the data from any
computer with individualized logins, makes it
possible to share information without sending it
by email. Transmitting private borrower data by
email is foolish at best. You also have to consider
that email is the easiest way to get a virus. I love
seeing tech move towards systems that allow you
to communicate outside of email. We created The
Knowledge Coop with this in mind.
Cybersecurity and data protection are not
getting easier. Start with these three tips and
then don’t stop researching. Every day we learn
something new about system vulnerabilities. You
can’t stay ahead of the hackers, but you can take
steps to avoid being a victim. The biggest mistake
you can make is to not take this seriously.
Ken Perry is the President and Founder of The
Knowledge Coop. Find out more and sign up
for his weekly industry update video at www.
knowledgecoop.com or connect with Ken at
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January / February 2017
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