Cloud Data Loss Prevention

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With so many businesses around the world relying on online communications, it is only natural for them to wonder how safe their sensitive information really is. There has been a marked increase in cyber attacks or data leaks, which calls for businesses to ramp up their cloud data loss prevention efforts. This is especially true for businesses that are beginning to grow since they have a larger collection of sensitive data that they will need to keep track of. So, how does data loss prevention work? In the following article, LightWave Networks will detail all that preventing data loss has to offer and how we could offer a solution. 

What Is Data Loss Prevention? 

Data loss prevention is a series of processes that is focused on preventing data breaches, infiltration, or accidental destruction of sensitive data. There are also many kinds of external attacks that could result in a loss of data thanks to ransomware attacks or external breaches. Some of the main purposes of data loss prevention are to: 

  • Protect personally identifiable information.
  • Protect intellectual property.
  • Achieve data visibility in larger organizations.
  • Secure mobile workforce and enforce security in businesses that require that people bring their own devices for environments. 
  • Secure data on remote cloud systems.

How to Prevent Data Loss

Cloud data loss prevention is focused on giving businesses the tools to prevent data loss and leakage. One of the most important tools to protect against leakage is an intrusion detection system. This alerts businesses or an organization that someone outside of the organization is planning on accessing some sensitive information. Some of the most popular of these include antivirus software or firewalls. There are many components of data loss solutions that our Tampa data center likes to use. This includes: 

  • Securing data in motion 
  • Securing endpoints
  • Securing data at rest
  • Securing data in use
  • Effective data identification 

What Is Cloud Migration and the Types of Cloud Migrations 

Cloud migration is a complicated process that we are happy to oversee. There are many different kinds of cloud migrations that your business could choose from. These include: 

  • Public clouds 
    • Public clouds let users access resources through the internet and other dedicated conditions. 
  • Private clouds
    • Private clouds allow users to keep data within the data center and use proprietary architecture. 
  • Hybrid clouds 
    • Hybrid clouds are a combination of public and private cloud models. 
  • Multi clouds 
    • This is where businesses have more than one cloud provider.

Tips for How to Prevent Data Loss in a Company

Since we are experienced in cloud data loss prevention, we can give your business some useful tips on data loss. The first step is to prioritize data and figure out which pieces are critical to your business and what would most likely be targeted by attackers. After discovering which pieces of data are most sensitive, you should understand which ones of these are at risk. Once you know which pieces of data are at risk, you should develop controls either externally or internally that protect them. Lastly, businesses should look to train their employees to understand data security and the steps they need to take to make sure that files and information are safe. 

More About LightWave Networks 

LightWave Networks is a business that helps businesses with their IT management. We provide reliable servers, fast speeds, and incredible customer service. We are here to help you thanks to our Massachusetts colocation, New Jersey data centers, Minneapolis colocation, data centers in DFW, dedicated servers for rent, and Boston IP transit, among many other services. Contact us today to learn more from our experts. 


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