Cloud storage services are becoming popular with every passing year; the number of individual and business users of cloud storage has increased exponentially over the years. The clouds have replaced flash drives, DVDs, CDs and external drives, as the secondary storage device.
This popularity of cloud storage services has brought many privacy and security concerns to light. Concerns that are being addressed by the industry, this also means that you have to be responsible for your data’s security. Following are some tips that will help you to better secure your data online:
1. Sensitive Data
If it is at all possible, avoid storing extremely sensitive data on the cloud. And if it can’t be helped, take appropriate steps to make sure that your information is secure on the cloud. You can use our backup solution CloudBacko to apply an extra layer of security to your data.
To learn all about the workings of the cloud storage service, read the user agreement in detail. This will tell you about how the company operates and how they will treat your data. The most important part of this agreement would be the privacy section, this will enlighten you about if and why the company will allow a third party access to your data.
3. Strong Passwords
Your business’s cloud storage account is not like your personal email, so don’t use obvious passwords. Choose a strong, possibly randomly generated password, for your cloud storage account. And make sure you don’t use the same password anywhere else online.
4. Cloud Service with Encryption
When you are searching for cloud storage service, look at the security encryption as the determining factor. Your data is most vulnerable when it is being transferred and stored on the cloud storage. A service that provides with secure endpoints and high-grade encryption should be at the top of your list.
5. Data Encryption
Leaving all the security up to your cloud storage service is not sensible; instead, try using CloudBacko to apply your own 256-bit military grade encryption to your data before it is backed up on the cloud. This will provide an extra security wall for your data and assure the safety of your data in the virtual world.
Taking all these precautions may seem tiresome, but they will keep your data secure on the cloud. Have anything to add to the topic? Please do so by leaving your comments.