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Assessing just how safe you are in the cloud – and three tips to secure your business data

July 20, 2018 / Pratik Dholakiya

Each day, Internet users generate an average of 2.5 quintillion bytes of data, according to recent research from Domo. Per minute, The Weather Channel receives more than 18 million forecast requests, Netflix users stream almost 70,000 hours of video, and Google conducts 3.5 million searches. 90% of all data available today was created in the last two years. As a result, an ever-increasing amount of enterprise data is being stored in the public cloud, both exclusively and hybrid. But it seems not everything is as smooth as we want it to be in the paradise. There have been various cloud horror stories that forced us to think: how safe are we in the cloud? Remember when hundreds of companies exposed PII as well as private emails (including confidential business emails) to the world through Google Groups back in 2017. A small settings error was to be blamed for such a massive data leakage and companies like Fusion Media Group, IBM's Weather Company, Freshworks, and SpotX etc. were affected by this security issue.