We now all depend on cloud computing systems to store and share files and information. Barrister’s chambers, particularly, require a secure place to store large volumes of confidential files.
Recent high profile data breaches, NSA spying, iCloud Celebrity photo leaks and Dropbox hacks have called into question the security of cloud computing systems.
The very public and very embarrassing breaches of sensitive, high security information on the one hand, and delicate and very personal iCloud files on the other, have been a wake-up call for everyone when it comes to cloud computing systems.
They have led Dr Kevin Curran, Senior Member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), to declare that:
“Trust has gone for now in… cloud providers. It will be some time before it will return”
Are Our Cloud Computing System Secure?
Not all cloud systems are created equal. Each system has a different level of security, encryption and protection.
“Business professionals and entrepreneurs have a strong interest in security and privacy and we should demand end-to-end encryption and two-factor authentication for every service we depend on.”
“Ultimately, it is critical that businesses implement a layered security strategy regarding cloud services as their company data is more exposed than previously”
It isn’t yet clear, in the case of the recent celebrity photo hacks, how the hackers gained access, but it is thought that the problem lies with Apple. Nevertheless, doubt is centred predominantly around data stored in the US. As the legal repercussions of breaches of data storage kick in, security will be tightened across the board. However, it’s important to recognise the difference between personal cloud storage solutions, such as those that have made the mainstream press, and professional, enterprise level cloud storage systems.
Questions surrounding personal cloud computing systems make the need for services like ours all the more important. We are completely confident in the security of our cloud systems, and can offer ongoing IT support to rectify any issues quickly and effectively.
Our cloud computing systems offer access to a level of protection that would usually be out of the reach of many smaller organisations. Our cloud hostings offer a layered security strategy to make sure your chambers’ files are safe and protected.
If you would like to know more about our cloud computing services, please do not hesitate to get in touch!