Is the Cloud Safe? (Spoiler Alert: Yes!)

Updated: Apr 27


It is every organization’s responsibility to put the necessary measures in place to protect the privacy of their data. In this article, we will look at how Vendere Group’s cloud solutions meet data security norms and some of the things businesses and users can do to keep their information safe.



About data security and the cloud


Keeping your information safe and secure is paramount. Every day, businesses process and store thousands of pieces of information from their customers — and it is crucial that this information not end up in the wrong hands. Which is why we have embraced Microsoft’s cloud solution and the state-of-the-art security features that come with it. Plus, our clients’ data is stored on Microsoft servers that are physically located in Canada and adhere to stringent PIPEDA requirements on data privacy and protection.


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Microsoft Azure is the most advanced and secure cloud computing platform currently available in the market. The Microsoft ecosystem is known for going the extra mile when it comes to delivering services that combine ease of use, functionality and reliability.


Benefits include:

  • The ability to instantly retrieve files from any device

  • Direct offline access to your documents

  • The possibility of retaining full ownership of your data

  • Decentralized data storage for an extra layer of protection

  • Enhanced security and privacy features

  • Standardization of data security conditions and systems

  • Greater transparency and more control over your data


“There’s this misconception about the cloud, that it’s not as safe as having a physical server on site. In actual fact, the cloud is far safer than anything on-prem infrastructure can offer. Data centres have to meet rigorous industry data protection standards, so they’re hands-down the best and least risky of all your available options.”

Mathieu Gentilcore, R&D Manager, Vendere Group


2 main reasons to use the Microsoft Cloud:


  • Microsoft invests over $1 billion in security R&D every year to safeguard its infrastructure.

Source: https://azure.microsoft.com/en-ca/overview/trusted-cloud/


  • Microsoft has an army of 3,500+ cyber security experts to ensure customers can continue to trust the Microsoft Cloud to prevent, detect and address threats.


Source: https://azure.microsoft.com/fr-ca/overview/trusted-cloud/


Data security and control are our top priority at Vendere Group

We develop our products using the PowerApps platform, thereby leveraging the advanced encryption features of Microsoft 365 to guard against unauthorized data access. They incorporate several independently operating layers into the structure to ensure uninterrupted protection even in the event of a breach in one of the layers. And each of the encryption keys managed by Microsoft boasts the highest security standards.


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5 Tips on keeping your data safe


When you use Vendere Group products and services, you can rest easy knowing that the highest standards of data security and control are working hard for you. But there are also certain things you can do as a user to complement these practices:



  1. Make your passwords as strong as possible: A strong password contains at least 8 characters. It shouldn’t refer to any easily obtainable personal information or be linked to your username in any way. For a laugh, check out this video from comedian Michael McIntyre.

  2. Add security info to your Microsoft account: This can help you recover a hacked account in the event you lose your password. .

  3. Say yes to two-factor authentication: With two-factor authentication, you will be alerted via text message of any new attempts to sign in to your account. Your OK is required before the sign in can be completed.

  4. Never share your passwords with anyone.

  5. Beware of suspicious emails, phishing, ransomware attacks and other attempts to steal your private information.


Recap: What’s so important about data security?

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Keeping our clients’ information and data safe is a responsibility that neither we nor Microsoft take lightly. Any passwords used to protect our clients’ data are stored using specialized encryption tools. But ultimately, data security starts and ends with you, which is why we strongly recommend you embrace two-factor authentication at every level of your organization. Users also play a key role in maintaining data privacy and preventing unauthorized access. It is important they remain aware of and alert to online threats and act accordingly. The rule of thumb: Never open an email or click on a link you’re not sure about.


 

You can count on Vendere Group to uphold the strictest practices in data security at all times. Want to learn more? Talk to one of our security-savvy advisors today!




Meet the Vendere team of Microsoft specialists!


At Vendere Group, we have been a proud Microsoft Partner for many years now, which means we have developed an in-depth understanding of the Microsoft 365 environment and the deployment of CRM software on PowerApps. Let us know what you need, and we’ll bring it to life for you!


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