The cloud has proven to be a valuable tool for companies of all sizes in every industry. Cloud storage, communications and applications can save companies money, manpower and time and bring them to the cutting edge of modern technology. But putting data into the cloud does create concerns for businesses, mostly in the areas of security and compliance.
While security has come a long way, companies in certain highly regulated industries like healthcare and finance, must ensure that security standards are up-to-date and aligned with regulatory specifications as laid out by HIPAA, PCI/DSS, etc. Here are some security features to keep in mind when assessing a cloud provider: