When the notion that you could access files, documents, and data from anywhere—not just from YOUR specific personal computer—was introduced, it sounded like a grand idea. Sign me up for that! Right?! And, don't get me wrong. It is a great idea; it's given professionals and businesses, alike, accessibility to all sorts of information when they need it at their fingertips--whether in the office, traveling in a car, or working from home. But, as with most great inventions comes a PRO and, unfortunately, a CON list.
While the number of businesses accessing the cloud for information storage and access increases, so does the risk for a cyber attack. Personal and sensitive data belonging to clients, customers, and employees have all become susceptible to cyber threats. And, although unfortunate, this sensitive information is compromised more often than many businesses care to believe, as experienced by Target and Sony, which have had some of the most notable data breaches in recent years.