3 Common causes of data loss in the Cloud

3 Common causes of data loss in the Cloud
Cloud storage has become one of the most convenient and efficient methods to store data online. Rather then storing data locally, Cloud storage lets you store data by transferring it over the Internet or another network to a remote storage system maintained by a third party. Although this comes with many benefits including the flexibility to work from anywhere, increased efficiency and improved security, you need to be aware it is still possible to lose your data. Here are 3 common ways that data can be lost:

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Accidental Deletion

14% of data loss is caused by human error, according to research by Kroll Ontrack. A user might accidentally delete data only for the user or someone else in the organisation to later realise that the information is still needed. Accidental deletion might also happen when multiple users are collaborating on the same project.

Overwriting Data

Overwriting data is another common example of human error. This can occur particularly when large data sets are imported via bulk uploads or when integrating third-party applications. Making incorrect changes that sync to the cloud can also lead to broken or missing files.

Malicious Actions

Malicious actions can be performed by either an external threat such as a hacker breaking into your systems or an internal threat such as a disgruntled employee. In the latter case, an individual that holds a grudge against their employer might intentionally abuse legitimate credentials, typically to steal information for financial or personal incentives.

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