We are in the midst of the presidential campaign journey and one thing remains constant, many campaign strategists feel we are moved most fervently when we are scared.  Regardless of your political persuasion, fear and scare tactics abound.

Imagine you just received this email: “Your data is now locked and encrypted.”  Accompanied by a link for ransom payment, it continues: “Any attempt to recover your data will lead to its immediate destruction.”  What would you do?

As companies leverage the cloud in various forms such as SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS, your company needs assurance that the cloud provider has strong security for its offering. Cloud provider compliance programs are your company’s first steps in evaluating the maturity of the cloud provider’s security.

Data breaches have become so ubiquitous that you do not really need to read the Ponemon Institute 20151 study to know that data breaches are expensive and becoming ever more so.  From a tech perspective, there are a few basic inexpensive steps we can take to make the potential breach just a little more difficult.