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Cloud computing security: New guidance aims to keep your data safe from cyberattacks and breaches


An increasing number of businesses are adopting cloud applications and services and that means cyber criminals are targeting these services. Now, new advice has been issued to help firms secure their data and services as they move towards the cloud.

The updated guidance from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC) – the cybersecurity arm of GCHQ – looks to supply everyone from small businesses to large enterprises with tools to ensure that, whether they are current or prospective cloud-computing users, they have appropriate cybersecurity measures in place.

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The guidance also emphasises the importance of proper due diligence when handling sensitive data to reduce the risk posed by breaches, leaks or the loss of devices that have access to sensitive data.

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While many organisations have shifted towards using a wider range of cloud-computing applications as part of the rise in remote working, this move has also left many businesses vulnerable to cyberattacks and data breaches .Much of the new cloud security guidance is based upon NCSC’s newly published principles-based technology assurance approach. Some of the key advice includes highlighting how cloud applications can be secure by default, which […]

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