A few years back, the internet introduced the gleaming, magical ‘cloud’. What is it, exactly? Unlike the nimbus that bears its namesake, the cloud is intangible. Yet this seemingly non-physical database contains millions of gigs of data and information that many of us would be lost without. The cloud has enabled individuals to back up their computers or phones or email accounts without having to risk losing a pesky hard-drive, which too, is a physical entity.
Here are some other surprising facts about the cloud:
But cloud computing comes with its own issues. Because of its nebulous nature, cloud computing risks a complete loss of damage without hope of return. Additionally, data stored with cloud computing can be susceptible to hacking, data loss, and data robbery.
In order to combat this, companies and independent cloud users enlist in the help of cloud assessment services to help assess the risk and security of their cloud computing data. In addition, many companies are including cloud use policies for employees to follow.
Cloud security assessment, in particular, is becoming an increasingly popular service. In fact, almost 50% of companies are investing in cloud security training, among other cloud services. Because of this, the cloud security business is growing rapidly. By 2019, the cloud security services and assessment industry is expected to be worth $8.71 billion.
So next time you want to save a photo to drop box, remember that cloud computing is a little more complicated than just a click of a button.