by Megan Thudium, writer, IT Security Central, January 25, 2018

We’ve heard of the challenges of Amazon S3 Buckets and the exposure of customer data to the world wide web. When cloud storage technology emerged, the new technology had plenty of hype. Companies flocked to the new technology, and they started integrating it into their daily work structure. However, security was usually overlooked, limitations not put into place and nonessential employees given administrative access to make important changes to data.

It’s a new year, so it’s time to find a new approach to your cloud storage security. To help you start the new year off right, we’ve reached out to top cyber security experts in the field to share their insight. This is the question we posed:

What can organizations do right now to ensure security of their cloud storage?

JONATHAN GOSSELS

Jonathan Gossels is the president of SystemExperts, a network security consulting firm specializing in IT security and compliance. He plays an active, hands-on role advising clients in compliance, technology strategies, managing complex programs and building effective security organizations. Jonathan brings a business focus to this work, balancing all technical initiatives with business requirements and impact.

Secure your cloud storage by…

In addition to using unique passwords and changing them frequently, organizations should allow regular OS and software update patches, as well as use antivirus that scans emails and Internet URLs looking for malware.

To read what other security experts say on this topic, click here.