Cloud Based Security Risks

Abila, like so many other software companies, offer “cloud based” solutions and storage.  I never liked the term cloud because it brings images of some nebulous vapor that miraculously records and holds information, programs and data.  In reality, cloud based is really nothing more than a server somewhere that you access via some form of remote software that connects to that server.

The real question is, how safe is your data when it resides on a server that’s virtually accessible to anyone with an internet connection?  And what can you do to protect that data?  Here are a few ideas.