As we move towards a workplace that relies more and more on remotely accessed data, there are a number of important questions that companies need to be asking themselves about how they are going to manage the use and security of their cloud services.

With the recent cyber attacks on companies like Sony and even the U.S. government, it is becoming clear that there is no such thing as total digital safety in the modern world.

However, if you run a company that utilizes cloud-based services, there are a number of things that you can do to improve the safety of your data and ensure that you limit the likelihood of a similar attack happening to you and your enterprise.

And you can start by asking yourself the following questions.

1. What is the Company Policy for Sensitive Data and the Cloud?

Numerous companies allow employees to upload sensitive data onto the cloud with around 25% of employees uploading company data to the cloud on a regular basis.

While this is not necessarily a bad thing, you need to weigh the pros and cons and ensure that you have all of the necessary security measures in place to guarantee your cloud data is secured.

2. Do You Have Security Services Other Than Your Cloud Service Provider

Putting all of your eggs in one basket is never a good idea.

This is especially true whenever it come to secured data.

You should never have your cloud service provider be the sole security measure you have against potential attacks and malicious activity. Setup a solid security protocol outside of your cloud provider to maximize your protection and limit possible data theft.