The cloud, or Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), model is now nearly two decades old. At first, manufacturers were scared to move their mission-critical data off-premise, but cloud companies adapted and instituted security measures to allay their fears. Despite the ever-evolving sophistication of hackers, security-conscious cloud providers now offer a far safer environment at a lower cost than most individual companies can provide for themselves.
With these assurances and benefits, more and more manufacturers are looking to move their critical business processes to the cloud. Here are the top security concerns they must consider and some suggestions on how cloud companies can address them.