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Data Protection Day – Don’t cloud your security judgement

11.Feb.2021
Sergio Loueiro, Cloud Security Product Director
The inauguration of Data Protection Day in 2007 signified the importance of securing sensitive information in a world where poor data security hygiene is impacting both enterprises and consumers. Fourteen years on, and the discussion around the use of data and data privacy is more pertinent than ever. For enterprises, the ability to collect and mine data has exploded as business processes are digitalised.

This digital transformation was accelerated further due to the pandemic, which forced many businesses to re-evaluate how employees could access data securely without compromising privacy from their new work-from-home offices. In fact, over half of UK business leaders admitted that shifting to the cloud saved their company from collapse during the height of the pandemic. This all sounds promising but the security risks associated with rushing into cloud services will not only impact the integrity of data but also potentially jeopardise compliance with data privacy and security regulations like GDPR. 

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