New trends in mobile and cloud technology are changing the way we work. They make data sharing and storage quicker and easier, save money and resources and streamline the way we do business on a daily basis.

But with developments in mobile and cloud computing come new and ever-changing challenges to network security. You cannot have one without the other, so your security infrastructure must keep pace with cloud and mobile updates. It must connect networks and bring them all under the same security standards.

Securing every network involved in running a Chambers is an ongoing challenge that must be addressed on a daily basis. With employees accessing information from mobile devices like iPads and other tablets, and the increased use of the cloud for the exchange and storage of personal and confidential information, communications and files, the need for robust network security has increased.

So what do you need to do?

 

“Cloud computing places the burden of security on the provider, but doesn’t relieve you of the responsibility for protecting personal and sensitive data.”

Computer Weekly

 

It’s essential that you conduct a thorough review of your cloud provider’s information security policy, to check it meets proven standards like ISO 27001. They must be able to guarantee encryption and other data security controls and well as regular testing and audits.

Staff members must all comply to a central network security standard when accessing with mobile devices, and follow an agreed best practice. You should also strengthen your network security to protect against possible threats from mobile devices.

It’s crucial to understand new trends in cloud computing and mobile technology so that you can be sure your network security is up to the task. A secure network expands the scope of the applications you can access safely, and so will allow your Chambers to make full use of improvements in cloud and mobile computing, offer service and peace of mind to your clients and eliminate the threat of harmful security breaches or information theft.

What measures do you have in place to protect your IT systems? Are you aware of the legal implications if you don’t protect sensitive data properly?

Network security is complex, especially when it comes to the cloud and the introduction of mobile devices. We can offer a comprehensive IT security strategy to ensure your network gets protected and stays protected.

Want to know more? Get in touch today. One of our friendly team will be happy to discuss your network security, and how you can stay safe in the age of cloud and mobile computing.