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Data sovereignty: How can businesses counteract cyber attacks?

Overall in 2021, researchers have seen 50% more attacks per week on corporate networks compared to 2020”, according to Check Point Research. This signifies that - globally - each organization suffered 925 cyber attacks per week. In order to alleviate these threats, businesses choose to use cloud-based solutions, which can help them store and manage their data.

Digital transformation represents an important step for businesses, so as to enhance their services and to reinforce the bond with their customers. Although digital technologies pave the way for innovation, they can also be a source of danger. As mentioned earlier, cyber attacks targeting businesses have drastically increased last year. Hence, it can be the same amount - or more - can be expected for this upcoming year. 


As businesses store and manage countless data on the daily, data protection has become one of their top priorities. Thus, the development of data dematerialization - being transactions, contracts, reports - has encouraged businesses to adopt cloud computing solutions to protect their data. They present numerous advantages such as cloud storage, advanced security, decentralized collaboration, environmental efficiency, among others. By 2025, businesses are expected to allocate 51% of their budget into cloud computing solutions, rather than traditional IT. 


However, it is to note that those solutions are owned by GAFAM (Google, Apple, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft) and BATX (Baidu, Alibaba, Tencent, Xiaomi), as Stéphane Ankaoua - General Manager at Oodrive - noted in a BDM interview. Hence, how businesses can achieve data sovereignty? 


During the last Data Cloud Summit, occurring on April 6th, Google Cloud has presented different innovations in terms of cloud computing, thanks to various partnerships. Overall, the new upgrades enable businesses to have an improved overview over their data. Additionally, Julien Blanchez - Digital Sovereignty Program Lead at Google - is to discuss cloud and data sovereignty at the ICT Spring event, occurring on June 30th and July 1st. Don’t miss this opportunity to know more about what is at stake for businesses in the future.