Charity technology myth

Deborah Jepson

Is keeping data on-premises safer than the cloud? 

We explore the truth behind the common misconception and charity technology myth that that storing data on-premises is much more secure than in the cloud.

With an increasing number of cyberattacks occurring every day, it’s practically impossible for any organisation to maintain an IT security team large enough to stay on top of them all – let alone a charity who is reliant on donations and fundraising to cover the costs of this vital resource.

The Cyber Security Breaches Survey 2023 published by the Department for Science, Innovation and Technology, revealed there were approximately 2.39 million instances of cyber crime last year. Over a quarter of UK charities have been victims of cyber breaches or attacks, accounting for approximately 785,000 cybercrimes in the last 12 months. As cyber threats become smarter, data breaches present a real high risk to every nonprofit organisation that need to be addressed. ASAP.

Microsoft Cloud includes a comprehensive set of security technologies to help protect your charity’s critical data. Security and uptime come as standard, offering a financially backed 99.9% uptime guarantee.

Featuring best-in-class threat investigation and response tools, the Microsoft cloud can help your charity anticipate, understand, and prevent malicious attacks, protecting your data and devices, while ensuring you meet all GDPR compliance requirements.

With Microsoft 365 you can:

  • Manage identity and access for secure connections between people, devices, apps, and data.
  • Protect your sensitive data everywhere, even in motion and when shared.
  • Detect and investigate advanced threats, compromised identities, and malicious actions across your on-premises and cloud environments.
  • Provide greater visibility into your cloud apps and services so you can control how data travels and combat cyberthreats more effectively.
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Interested to learn more?

Hopefully, this article has helped dispel the technology myth that keeping data in the cloud is safer than on-premises.

If you want to learn more but not sure where to start? From risk assessment, to proactive monitoring, and training, let us help you protect your charity from data breaches today. Simply talk to us. And don’t forget to join our upcoming webinar which will discuss this charity technology myth and much more!