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What is your organization’s biggest cybersecurity vulnerability?

Cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) solutions are simply hardware managed by a ...


Cloud-based software as a service (SaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS) solutions are simply hardware managed by a third party, which means they’re vulnerable to the same security threats as your on-site systems. But your company surrenders a certain amount of control in exchange for the use of a vendor’s infrastructure. Cybersecurity in the cloud is about maintaining good relationships with trustworthy vendors.

Quality vendors will have compliance programs in place, thorough security training for their employees, and an established system for independent security audits. Trustworthy vendors will be transparent regarding their:

  • Independent security audit results.
  • Responsibility for managing security.
  • Expectations of your company’s role in security management.
  • Methods for managing your company data.
  • Approach to protecting your business data.
  • Role before, during, and after a security compromise.

The key to cybersecurity in the cloud is a clear understanding of who does what to ensure data security. In successful shared responsibility models, each partner is clear on their cybersecurity role, and those details are spelled out in a contract or partnership agreement.

The most significant threat to cybersecurity — on-site or in the cloud — is the human factor. Whether by accident or with malicious intent, your business data is most vulnerable to human activity. Train your employees to be conscious of security risk, and make sure your third-party partners do the same.

Cybersecurity awareness is a strength. For a secure sales compensation management solution (SCMS) accessible when and where you need it, contact SalesVista today.

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