Cyber Defence and Cyber Insurance – Cybersecurity

A Holistic Approach to Cyber Defence and Cyber Insurance

Cybercrime in South Africa continues to soar and companies of all sizes are realising the essential need to have comprehensive cyber insurance. While cover of this type is an essential precaution it needs to be implemented as part of a holistic cybersecurity strategy in order to be cost-effective and ultimately useful to the business.

In this article, we take a look at the symbiotic relationship between cybersecurity cover and the various cybercrime prevention methods that businesses can implement to lower their risk profile when dealing with insurers. 

Read on to find out how you can protect your business from online criminals and potentially end up with a lower monthly insurance premium.

Cybercrime insurance: what the latest data tells us

Cyber attacks in South Africa are rising by the year and companies are increasingly opting for cybercrime insurance. However, given the dramatic increase in these attacks, some insurers have left the market while others are raising premiums significantly and increasing their qualifying criteria for policy holders.

Businesses seeking comprehensive cybersecurity insurance should bear in mind that covering their losses in the event of a cyberattack is not the only necessary measure that should be taken. 

The reason for this is simple: a business that is vulnerable to cyber attacks due to poor security is more likely to be targeted by cybercriminals, and therefore will end up claiming on its cyber security insurance more frequently – or at least that’s what the insurer may assume.

This high risk profile may drive premiums up to the level of unaffordability. 

At the same time, insurance companies are starting to demand that comprehensive cybersecurity planning and response protocols are in place before even ensuring a customer.

  • 53% of businesses surveyed by Sophos indicated that they are seeking cybercrime insurance this fiscal year.
  • Of these respondents, 98% have implemented some form of cybersecurity upgrade to improve their chances of approval and favourable premiums.
  • An overwhelming majority of respondents said that their enhanced security measures had resulted in successful insurance outcomes, underpinning the effectiveness of this approach.

The main take away from the current developments in the cybersecurity sector is that it’s no longer a case of either insuring your business against the eventuality of a cyberattack or preventing one with advanced security measures, but rather that it’s necessary to do both.

Why a holistic approach is needed to combat cybercrime

Before obtaining cybercrime insurance cover for your business, an excellent strategy is to have all the necessary cybersecurity protections like firewalls, antivirus software, and multi factor authentication in place. 

Among these, obtaining secure cloud storage is one of the most crucial steps that any business can take to increase its chances of recovery in the wake of a cyberattack.

Our range of secure cloud storage solutions for businesses of all sizes are built on a powerful backbone of immutable storage, which is almost impossible to corrupt. Browse our range of packages today to enjoy the peace of mind that comes with having your data fully secured.


Apple Spotlight Shifts – AI

Apple spotlight shifts from cars to robots

Apple pushes robotics as its car business moves off the table

Apple may be famous for its $200 billion a year iPhone lineup but the company has recently shifted gears when it comes to R & D, with its sights firmly set on the robotics sector.

As tech giants try to find new avenues for growth at a time when competition has become fierce on their traditional terrain, should we expect to see innovative new robots bearing the apple logo soon? 

Here’s the latest scoop on what Apple has been experimenting with, and what the implications might be for the cybersecurity sector. 

The evolution of Apple from desktop computer manufacturer to a laptop maker, and most recently the creator of the iPhone and iPad, a trio of Portable devices that revolutionised the way we communicate for work and pleasure, is legendary. 

These innovations have propelled the company to ever increasing heights in terms of revenue and market valuation, with the company now worth $2.8 trillion – an amount almost equal to the GDP of France. 

However, with major competition from rivals like Samsung and critics pointing out that the latest iPhone contains very few essential upgrades and is more an exercise in aesthetics, the company is seeking new avenues of growth.

Several years ago, Apple impressed investors and financial journalists when it announced an ambitious smart car project to rival Tesla. Unfortunately, this seems to be stuck in first gear with no realistic timeline for a viable product offering. 

Instead, Apple appears to be investigating the potential of robotics – presumably with AI integration.

Like every piece of information about Apple’s, future activities, reports of its robotics research are mainly obtained through leaks and a fair amount of industry gossip. Word from Silicone Valley is that the manufacturer is developing two main prototypes:

  • A consumer robotics product with full integration to the companies of the devices.
  • A possible rival for the Roomba vacuum – which to date has been the most successful robotic home consumer product produced despite being in its 20th year. 

Whatever these early prototypes end up becoming, it’s clear that smart devices are a major focus for big tech – and that poses a cybersecurity threat all by itself. 

The impact of consumer robotics on cybersecurity

As the Internet of things continues to develop, electronic devices other than computers and mobile phones, that are both connected to the internet and sync with our other devices, are becoming the norm. 

Given that we live at a time when cybercriminals have managed to carry out daring hacking attempts – even using the water monitor in a casino’s fish tank – the potential for denial of service attacks and takeover attempts on household robotic items could be huge.

  • Apple has generally been good at securing the privacy and personal data of its users, but as hacking attempts become more sophisticated, there’s no telling what cybercriminals could pull off. 
  • Rather than placing the blame or expectation of safety on a single manufacturer, internet users should carefully consider what risks they are taking when they buy and use sophisticated consumer products.

As a general rule, if your device sends and receives data, that data needs to be backed up – and that’s where secure cloud storage comes in.

Our range of cloud storage solutions for businesses and households is the ideal place to start when securing your crucial data. Browse our range of packages today to get started,

Cybersecurity Threat Landscape – Cyberattacks

Understanding the Threat Landscape of Cyberattacks on SMEs – Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity has become just as important as physical security for companies both in South Africa and abroad – and considering the number of cyberattacks that take place each year that’s no surprise.

The latest data from Sophos shows that cyberattacks took place against 78% of South African companies surveyed last year, with many attacks affecting small to medium sized businesses.

In this article, we take a look at the cybersecurity landscape, highlighting some of the main threats that hackers and cybercriminals pose to businesses, and outline the best practices that your organisation can follow to secure its data.

Cybersecurity threat landscape has never been bigger

The cybersecurity threats facing SMEs are growing alongside those facing major corporations. As the threat landscape expands, small to medium business owners need to come to terms with the fact that their enterprises could – and frequently do – fall victim to online hacking, ransomware, and phishing attacks.

The study conducted by Sophos may not have surveyed every small business in South Africa, but the fact that so many respondents have faced the difficulties of a cyberattack in the past year paints a bleak picture of the online security environment, both locally and abroad.

With the total cost of cybercrime around the world estimated at a whopping $9.5 trillion for 2024, business owners can no longer afford to hope that it won’t happen to them.

Let’s take a look at some of the ways you can mitigate your small business vulnerabilities and stay safe online.

Know the enemy: the top cyber risks facing businesses

Online threats that affect small businesses can be divided into several categories. These are the main ones to take note of.

Ransomware

This type of attack happens when criminals gain access to your files and encrypt them so that you can’t access them. Some companies have paid millions of dollars to recover sensitive files compromised in ransomware attacks, but with the right strategy you can avoid becoming the next victim.

Data leaks and breaches

While ransomware attacks involve stealing your data and holding it hostage, data leaks are almost the opposite. This type of incident happens when your data is released on the internet for anyone to see and use, thus compromising the security of your business and clients.

Not only can this be bad for your reputation and cost you clients in the long run, but can also result in heavy fines in terms of the Protection of Personal Information Act.

Social engineering attacks

These take place on social media, with hackers contacting you or your employees posing as trusted figures like clients or service providers.

Once trust is established, criminals will convince the person they are dealing with to release sensitive information or download malware. Like the two other types of attacks mentioned above, social engineering can cost your business a fortune in revenues and reputational damage.

SMEs are especially vulnerable to this type of attack since they often deal with smaller suppliers or clients whose businesses aren’t necessarily household names. Impersonation scams like the one that almost bankrupted The Big Issue last year, are also rampant.

With the threat landscape shifting to dangerous ground, you’ll need a solid plan to keep your sensitive data secure.

Strategies to mitigate your online risk

The reality is that cyberattacks can, and will, continue as long as criminals know that it pays to carry them out.

As a business owner, you’ll need to take steps so that your enterprise can function and trade effectively online.

  • A firewall, updated antivirus software, and secure cloud storage are some of the tech solutions that you can implement to keep your data safe.
  • Automated backup is especially useful because it protects your files without the need for constant conscious action on the part of your staff.

Protecting your business against social engineering attacks and phishing scams requires staff training to enable your employees to detect the signs of a cyberattack and encouraging them to always verify the identity of outsiders communicating with your business.

Soteria offers a range of secure cloud storage solutions using the latest encryption techniques for companies of all sizes.

Today’s Cyber Threats – Real Time Cloud Backup

What you don’t know about cybersecurity, and what that means for your business

Cybersecurity has become a buzz word in the business community affecting business from small SMEs to government groups. Five or ten years ago very few entrepreneurs had it on their radar, and still – ask many small business owners if they are worried about the cybersecurity of their operation today and most will respond by telling you they are too small for anyone to want their data! Wrong.

The massive escalation of online threats affecting South African businesses and highly publicised ransomware cases involving millions of Rands should have any size of business worried – but what’s the best way to defend your enterprise?

As with many things, the unknowns about cybersecurity can be the most dangerous. To bring business owners up to speed quickly, we’ve put together a list of the essential online threats facing every company and how to reduce them with innovative products like secure cloud storage.

Cyber Threat #1:unsecured credentials

There’s an image out there – probably created by Hollywood – that hackers are super advanced evil geniuses tapping away at their keyboards until they finally gain access to government secrets or billion dollar bank accounts.

In reality though, many cyberattacks take place because someone forgot to change their password.

The recent leaking of 70 million login credentials worldwide means that every business, no matter the size of it, should update its passwords without delay.

  • The single best (and easiest) thing you can do to enhance your cybersecurity is make sure that all your passwords are up-to-date and any devices associated with your business have multiple factor encryption enabled.
  • Changing passwords manually or by using password management software is the first line of defence against cybercriminals while having more than one factor to identify users will protect your data in the event that one of your devices is stolen.

Cyber Threat #2: lack of employee training

Many cyberattacks are carried out by criminals who are easily able to fool company employees into downloading a piece of software or clicking a link.

With the rise of AI applications like ChatGPT, which can write a convincing email, the dead giveaways of badly worded text and ridiculous offers which were typical of old online scams are a thing of the past.

  • To stay ahead of online criminals today, your staff will need to be trained to identify the signs of a social engineering or impersonation attack delivered by email.
  • It’s also essential to verify the authenticity and credentials of anyone who contacts your business with a potential order or service offering because hackers may use real names as a Trojan horse to carry out fraud and online attacks.

Cyber Threat #3: inadequate data protection

Relying on the office USB stick to keep your files safe simply isn’t good enough in 2024. If your business still hasn’t invested in a firewall and encrypted online backup, now could be the best time to secure your data – before you fall victim to a cyberattack.

No matter what size your business is, Soteria’s range of secure cloud storage packages gives you the flexibility of being able to scale up your storage as your business grows. Our backup system features the latest encryption technology with immutable storage for added peace of mind.

To learn more about how we can help secure your company’s crucial information, visit our website today.

Best Cloud Practices | Sustainable Cloud Business Practices

The Positive Impact of Cloud Backup on Sustainable Business Practices

Sustainability has gone from a trendy buzz word to nonnegotiable business strategy as the effects of climate change start to mount.

With businesses finding new ways to work sustainably, the amount of data that every enterprise produces and stores must be reduced for the sake of the planet’s future.

Secure cloud storage has an important role to play in sustainability, because it allows organisations to free up storage space, and streamline the use of servers across the global IT industry. Here are some ways that cloud storage can contribute to efficiency and sustainability in any business.

Counting the climate cost of surplus data

The huge number of files that we all generate instantaneously can easily distract us from the fact that information is not only a virtual entity. Files also exist in physical space – be it on a storage medium or in the cloud.

Data requires electricity in order to be stored, and as our data requirements soar our energy bills are following suit.

  • Current estimates indicate that 1% of all electricity is used to process data. This figure is only likely to grow in the era of cryptocurrency trading and the widespread adoption of AI which uses a huge amount of data.
  • As we experience ongoing electricity supply problems related to Eskom, it’s easy to imagine how our global electricity supply would be constrained if unnecessary data continues to be produced and stored at the current rate.

Secure cloud storage is an effective way to free up extra storage and ensure that essential files are kept safe.  At Soteria we use energy efficient data centers, eliminating the need for our clients to invest in less energy efficient computers and small servers.

Traditional storage methods represent major climate risks

With billions of internet users around the world, businesses and private individuals in almost every country have become consumers of computers, electronics and storage devices.

This is placing huge pressure on natural resources and  is creating a pollution problem as recycling efforts fail to keep up with the mountain of hard drives, flash drives and other physical storage that are piling up in dumps around the world. To make matters worse , some of these discarded devices – like old routers – can pose a major security risk if they fall into the wrong hands.

Cloud storage can help to eliminate this wasteful and environmentally polluting practice by ensuring that fewer small storage devices need to be produced on an annual basis.

Localisation favours regions with sustainable energy

As businesses become more discerning about the electricity usage practices of their suppliers and choose partners who value sustainability, sustainable cloud backup services located in areas known for sustainable energy will enjoy the upper hand.

This should put some friendly pressure on data centres and other tech providers to invest in solar technology and other sustainable forms of energy generation at their facilities.

Final thoughts

Overall, secure cloud storage has the potential to support the push towards sustainability that has become so popular in the business world and is crucial for the planet’s future.

If you’d like to move away from traditional hardware and embrace a planet-friendly, economical, and safe backup storage solution, browse our range of packages for sustainable cloud businesses of all sizes today.

Cloud Backup Success | Online backup

How Secure Cloud Storage Makes Business Better Every Day

Tech shows are a great place to make new connections and find inspiration – and when you hear success stories about your industry and product it’s even more exciting.

At a trade show late last year I was sitting in on a client review and revert session when I heard a success story that really resonated with me about how cloud storage saved someone’s small business. I’d like to share it with you today.

The customer told us how it had taken her several years to build up both the capital and the courage to take her business idea to market. Two years after launching her business she survived a particularly nasty cyberattack that could’ve set her back hugely, – and if she hadn’t had a secure backup of all her files, she probably wouldn’t be in business today.

Here is what she told us and why she believes so firmly that cloud storage solutions are essential for every entrepreneur.

Saved from the clutches of Ransomware

I’ll never forget the day I received that email.

At first, I thought it was a joke or a scam, but when I tried to access my files and found them locked by a ransomware password, I froze on the spot. I was suddenly a “victim of cybercrime” which I had always thought I wasn’t important enough to be.

Like so many victims of the 50% surge in ransomware attacks in SA last year, thoughts of all the sensitive information that we had stored on our company computers raced through my mind as I googled “cyberattack” and tried to desperately call my IT technician.

Our business might still be small but a few hundred customers rely on us to keep their personal information secure and although our remote workers had full access to secure online storage, we had never done a check to ensure they were backing up all the data, daily.

Fortunately, our IT specialist had good news: the online backup package we had purchased just two months before would have a copy of all our important files, and since none of our client information had been compromised, we could safely resolve the issue without paying a cent.

Since that incident, I’ve expanded my cloud storage subscription to include fully encrypted automated backup. The next time a cyberattack takes place, we’ll be ready.

Cloud Backup Success – The benefits go beyond cybersecurity

Cyberattacks aren’t the only reason to sign up for secure cloud storage. A reliable backup solution provides a huge number of benefits:

  • It’s cost-effective. Cloud storage is far cheaper than physical storage and it’s far more difficult for cybercriminals to access it because it’s encrypted.
  • You can scale it to your needs. Whether you’re a one-person business with a one Gb per month requirement or a medium sized enterprise that needs 100 times more storage, you can choose a package that suits your needs and budget.
  • You never have to worry about backing up again. Automated backups mean you’ll always have a recent copy of your files on hand in the event of data loss or a cyberattack.

With cybercrime increasing by the day, every business needs to keep its data safe. Join the ranks of tech-savvy entrepreneurs and browse Soteria’s range of cloud storage solutions today.

Data Resilience |Cloud Backup

How Soteria Cloud Ensures Data Resilience

Data resilience is a major buzzword in the tech sector today and describes a best-practices approach to keeping important files and applications running in the face of infrastructure failure and cyberattacks.

With South Africa facing one of the biggest upticks in cybercrime of any country, the ongoing challenges of load shedding, and the potential for the disruption of public services during times of civil unrest, local companies need to take major steps to ensure the resilience of their data.

Fortunately, secure cloud storage is one of the most efficient and cost-effective ways to do just that.

In this article we delve deeper into the concept of data resiliency, find out why it’s essential to have uninterrupted access to both software and company information at all times, and highlight the benefits of migrating your safe storage spaces from on-site physical hardware to the cloud.

Ensuring data access, come what may

If you’ve ever experienced a major data breach or hacking attempt, you’ll know just how paralysing it can be to lose access to your data and critical software applications. The more high tech your business is, the more debilitating an incident like this can be.

In the worst-case scenario, the financial and reputational damage that could ensue from a data loss event could run into hundreds of thousands of Rands or more.

Data resiliency is a concept that any organisation can use to make its information battle-ready. It also ensures minimal downtime in the event of a cyberattack, load shedding, or a natural disaster affecting the data centre where important files are stored.

Businesses fear data loss but haven’t taken action to secure their info

Although the majority of managers and business owners polled by McKinsey mention data and software reliability as a major goal, very few companies have taken bold steps towards this objective.

With the number of cybercrimes expected to rise even further this year, there’s no time to waste in ensuring that all your company’s files and cloud-based apps are available, even in the worst case scenario, so that productivity can continue.

Secure cloud storage as a major data resiliency boost

If the definition of data resiliency is “always available”, secure cloud storage should be known as the “always there” ultimate data defence solution. Encrypted cloud storage has several unique features that can help to boost your company’s data resilience:

  • Permanent availability. Secure cloud storage isn’t subject to sudden failure – unlike physical storage devices.
  • Pay as you go scalability. Users can select a package that suits their current needs and upgrade it as the organisation grows.
  • Instantaneous backup. Having the latest version of critical files on hand to roll back in the event of a cyberattack is a huge advantage where resilience is concerned.
  • Immutable storage. Backups that stay intact even after a cyberattack are the best guarantee of a rapid recovery that could save a business costly damage to its reputation and finances.

To learn more about secure cloud storage and take the first step toward data resilience for your business, browse our range of storage solutions today.

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Cloud Backup Trends 2024 |Cloud Backup

Future Trends in Cloud Backup Technology

Secure cloud storage is every organisation’s number one defence against cybercrime. As hackers up their game on a regular basis, cloud backup technology must respond in kind by becoming more secure and reliable.

Keeping up with the race between cybercriminals and data defence systems is essential for every business, especially when it comes to choosing a cloud storage solution. Let’s take a look at some of the big future trends in the backup industry and what they mean for the safety of your data.

AI Integration

By now, almost everyone has tried out ChatGPT or a similar AI application. This technology may not be perfect yet, but it certainly has the potential to become a powerful assistant in almost every industry – and secure backup is no exception.

Cybercrime detection and recovery is a major use case for AI and we expect to see more applications of this type being rolled out this year.

Artificial intelligence can help to detect cyberattacks by monitoring changes to the files on a company’s storage devices or in the cloud. When it comes to recovery, a blanket approach whereby every file is rolled back to a certain point in time before the attack risks losing a significant amount of recent data.

AI assists in this regard by scanning individual files and restoring them to the most recent viable version.

Virtual desktops

When employees work remotely, they introduce an added layer of worry for IT security administrators: using their own devices.

No matter how careful the user may be, working on a device that doesn’t conform to the organisation’s digital security specifications will always create the potential for data leaks, breaches and cyberattacks to take place.

Forward thinking IT managers are responding by creating virtual desktops, which use the identical productivity and digital security software found on any of the on-site devices used by employees while maintaining real time back up. This helps to ensure data security while team members are working remotely.

The effectiveness of using virtual desktops will come down to advanced secure cloud storage and fully updated antivirus and malware software to prevent remote takeover attempts and data loss.

A serious demand for Cybersecurity

As the number of cyberattacks in South Africa continues to soar amid claims that the government isn’t doing enough to stem the tide, organisations are responding with a sense of urgency.

Cloud based backup solutions with immutable storage and full integration of real time backups across the organisation, coupled with enhanced user training for employees are likely to become the gold standard going forward.

If you’re ready to combat cybercrime, using the latest secure cloud storage technology. look no further. Soteria offers a range of effective secure backup solutions for businesses of all sizes. Visit our product page today to learn more.

2024 Big Tech | Technology Trends

Big Tech Trends in 2024

The final quarter of 2023 is well underway and South African businesses are looking forward to 2024 with an eye on the fast-developing tech sector. Let’s take a look at some of the big tech trends on the horizon as we find out what awaits us in the age of AI.

Artificial intelligence to come into its own next year

It’s hard to believe that ChatGPT launched just over a year ago, given the profound changes that this and other generative AI are bringing about in the global economy.

Here are some of the big changes we expect in 2024.

Universal access to AI

As 2023 comes to an end it seems AI is everywhere – and that means that entrepreneurs and businesses that previously didn’t have access to it can use it as a major competitive advantage going forward.

Generative AI has the potential to enhance almost every business process, from content creation to data analysis and client service. For businesses, this presents a unique opportunity to streamline processes and access as if it were done by humans.

While fears that AI would replace everyone’s job seem to be overblown, a future where creativity and strategy are formulated by human minds and routine tasks required for their execution are done by machines seems increasingly likely.

The “phygital” revolution

Just when you thought the tech sector couldn’t come up with any new buzzwords, the phygital revolution is here – and it has nothing to do with restless fingers.

  • Phygital living is a term that describes our current and future lifestyle where technology has permeated almost every aspect of our existence.
  • A generation ago, most meals began with a quick word of thanks or a prayer where today the first order of business is taking food pics for Instagram – and that’s just the tip of the phygital iceberg.

From these small beginnings, we can envisage a future in which wearable tech devices monitor our movements and health status, provide access to buildings and vehicles, and even replace paper money as instantaneous digital payments become more common.

A hybrid reality in which the physical and digital coexist simultaneously presents huge opportunities for app developers, hardware companies, and of course, cybersecurity specialists who will be in high demand to ensure that the devices so closely linked to our daily experience don’t get hacked.

Sustainable tech

In our previous article on sustainable IT, we touched on some of the innovations that are taking place in the tech space to ensure that we can continue to develop cutting edge technology without harming the planet in the process.

Emphasising reusable and recyclable materials in hardware development and reducing wasteful data usage to cut down on power consumption at data centres and in the crypto mining sector are just two of the steps that will need to be taken for years to come.

There are several other hot trends that you can expect to hear about in 2024 and beyond:

  • Cybersecurity resilience. The sheer number of users online and the data that is exchanged on a daily basis is mind-boggling. Securing your network against the predatory behaviour of cybercriminals is no longer a nice-to-have it’s a necessity.
  • Quantum Computing. The advent of super-fast computers, powered by the movement of quantum particles instead of traditional silicone chips could cause an explosion in processing speed and data handling capacity.
  • Augmented HR development. Artificial intelligence can now be used to train employees and monitor their performance, freeing up HR professionals to deal with workplace issues to keep teams happy and functioning well in the AI era.

Enjoy a safe digital future with secure cloud storage

There’s no doubt that the years to come will see an explosion of new technology including artificial intelligence – and an explosion in data and cybersecurity concerns to go along with it.

To keep your business and personal data safe in the age of information without borders, browse our range of secure cloud storage packages today.

Business Backups | Cloud Storage

Business Backups – Is it Time to Shift from Hard Drives to Cloud Backup

External hard drives, USB sticks, and even the occasional writable CD ROM are still being used in offices across the country – even as cloud storage becomes increasingly popular as a means to secure company data.

As a business owner, choosing between physical storage such as hard drives and secure cloud storage could have a big impact on your data security and potentially save you money in the long term.

Let’s take a look at physical storage and the cloud, compare their pros and cons, and help you decide which is best for your business.

Are hard drives still relevant?

From online streaming services taking the place of the movie theatre and CD shop to online shopping looking to replace malls  –  not to mention the ubiquitous Zoom call which changed our meeting cultures forever –  it’s safe to say that the cloud is the future.

Despite these shifts, some businesses still choose physical backup hard drives over cloud-based storage, citing data breaches, hacking attempts and lost files. There is also often concern that their data is being stored in overseas locations.

Many businesses still see physical backups as the easiest, if somewhat least professional way of storing business data which can then be enabled to share to network drives on employee’s computers. The downside is that you have to pay for the hardware upfront and it’s not cheap.

Businesses like this will typically use external hard drives to back up their files – hopefully on a regular basis –  in the hope that these devices will eventually contain a full set of data that can be used to restore files in the event of a hardware failure.

The perceived reliability of physical backup that comes with having an external hard drive on your desk or in the server room may be comforting to some, but these devices have one major flaw:

If the drive is stolen or malfunctions, the device itself can usually be replaced but the files can’t.

Cloud storage, with its decentralised and encrypted data protection technology, virtually illuminates this risk and gives individuals and business owners the peace of mind that comes with knowing that the data can be fully recovered in the event of a cyberattack.

Why cloud storage is a winner in 2023 and beyond

Secure cloud storage technology offers all the functionality of an external physical backup device, but with a level of encryption, security, and flexibility that these devices simply can’t offer.

  • Data kept safe in the cloud is encrypted so that it can’t simply be stolen and accessed by hackers and cybercriminals.
  • Cloud-based backup solutions offer multiple-factor authentication to verify the identity of users and prevent unauthorized access.
  • Unlike an external hard drive, the entire cloud can’t be stolen during a robbery,

As an added advantage, secure cloud storage can be scaled up or down depending on your data requirements.

A business that requires 1 GB of storage will pay a significantly lower monthly subscription, than one requiring one 1 TB of storage, helping business owners to reduce costs over the long term.

Experience the ease and security of secure cloud storage

Tired of forgetting to back up your data manually? Soteria’s range of encrypted cloud storage solutions for businesses and households alike offers the best security and flexibility at competitive rates to suit any budget.

To get started securing your data, browse our range of packages today and choose the backup option that best suits your needs.