By Craig Moss
Another myth shattered. It turns out that cloud service providers are not immune to cyber breaches. A recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Ghosts in the Clouds: Inside China’s Major Corporate Hack, tells the tale of hackers accessing the networks of major corporations through their cloud service providers. But let’s not overreact. Cloud service providers focus enormous resources on every phase of cybersecurity – prevention, detection, and response – and they are going to play an important role in virtually every business.
Our job at the Cyber Readiness Institute (CRI) is to make sense of this breach for small and mid-size businesses (SMBs), look at its implications and offer some guidance on what you can do.
Here are the big take-aways for SMB owners and managers:
If you’re skeptical, these quotes from the WSJ article should illustrate the point.
What can you do in your company? Here are a few tips:
Craig Moss is director, content and tool development for CRI