An alarming number of SMEs don’t take IT security issues seriously, in fact a survey by HM Government’s Cyber Street found that around 1/4 don’t think criminals will target small businesses. This is despite the rise in online fraud, viruses, hacking and data theft we see reported every week in the press.
With the advance of both cloud computing and big data, they are often seen as a perfect match. Big data needs a flexible computer environment that can be scaled up quickly and automatically to support the large amounts of data. Cloud based infrastructure provides exactly that. But whenever cloud computing is being discussed and given the many recently publicised data breaches, the question is often asked: