Perhaps you have read it somewhere, or your consultant has advised you to move to cloud ERP because it offers better data security. The question is why—why do experts recommend cloud ERP and data security measures to safeguard valuable company data? Why is cloud ERP considered better from a security standpoint than on-premises ERP?
Advantages of Cloud ERP Software and Data Security
Cloud ERP software offers several advantages when it comes to data security.
Automatic Software Updates
Many updates focus on security measures. By utilizing a cloud ERP system with automatic software updates, you can be assured you are running the latest version and using the best-known protection against cyber attacks.
Prevention of Denial of Service (DoS) Attacks
A denial of service, or DoS, attack occurs when cybercriminals use bots to flood a website with system requests for access. The onslaught of login attempts locks the system down, effectively grinding it to a halt until the victim pays a ransom or does whatever the hackers want to release the site. Cloud ERP software offers excellent protection against these types of attacks thanks to built-in security features.
One of the major advantages of using cloud ERP software for data security benefits is its lower costs for security compared to managing security for on-premises ERP. Cloud hosts have an enormous incentive to ensure the highest security for their customers’ accounts and often invest heavily in data security—much more than the average company can invest. Security is included in the price of the software, and the heavy cost is then spread over multiple accounts, making it a more manageable investment.
Cloud service providers also have the resources to hire outstanding IT staff, including security personnel, to ensure their clients’ accounts are safeguarded against attacks. These resources are often much greater than individual companies can provide on their own, thus adding to the benefit of going to cloud ERP for data security.
Invest in Your Own Company’s Cyber Security, Too
It is important to remember that you must also invest in your own company’s cyber security, too. Moving your ERP systems to the cloud is a great step to improving security, but you should also ensure that you and your employees are doing all you can to keep critical data secure.
Such steps include training because security begins and ends with the personnel in your company. You can have the best cybersecurity in the industry, but one moment of poor judgment can lead to a big headache if someone clicks on a phishing email and gives away the system passwords. Ensure everyone in your company can recognize scams when they see them and know what to do if they feel they have seen a cyber security risk.
With the right ERP software, employee training, and security management, you can do much to prevent cybercrime from impacting your company and protect critical data.
By Mindover Software - Acumatica Gold Certified Partner