LIMS providers may utilize different cloud services, so each should be reviewed for their features and your laboratory’s needs. Common LIMS providers utilize industry leaders such as Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services, and Google Cloud, all of which provide Cloud security, including data protection via encryption in transit and at rest.
Cloud platforms may also provide disaster recovery options, in the event there is ever an issue, you always have a method of recovery. Be sure to find out if your LIMS provider offers this option.
LIMS applications typically have password management options, such as complexity rules. If you need a little more than that, find out if the LIMS provider also support SAML and OpenID protocols.
Another layer of security available by hosting LIMS in the Cloud is the application of traffic restrictions utilizing ACL (access control lists). This allows only computers coming from the network to access the system.