The security protocols of most cloud platforms are generally more robust than private data centres. Your data is not only encrypted on the cloud, but is also continuously monitored to protect against cybersecurity threats. Besides encryption, other measures such as firewalls, intrusion detection and prevention, user authentication, access control, malware and ransomware protection, etc further strengthen the security of cloud. Many cloud computing providers offer data backup and recovery services to quickly retrieve and restore data in the event of a system crash, thus minimizing downtime for your business.
Moreover, if a cloud provider has certifications such as HIPAA, PCI-DSS and SOC in place, it means they have been assessed by a credible third party and deemed capable of handling personal/ private information securely.