So how can you keep secure when using The Cloud?
In order to protect information which you have on the Cloud, you’ll need to know exactly who has access to it. Know exactly who you are sharing your information with, and utilise Cloud Computing services to allow access to certain documents only for certain people.
You’ll need to keep proper tabs on any material you share which you only want the recipient to see – and fully understand the levels of security that your Cloud provider implements.
If you access the Cloud with a mobile device such as a smartphone or iPad, it’s worth noting that you may not have access to the same level of protection that a secure network offers.
Keeping what’s on the Cloud safe
It goes without saying that you will need to properly protect your passwords to the Cloud, but you’ll be surprised how often people become lax regarding password protection.
Choose a password complex enough not to be obvious, and which you can remember easily enough without needing to keep a record of it on your computer. Don’t choose a password which you use for anything else, and always log out of a session once you are finished.
Look into Retain keys, as they encrypt and decipher information. As the user, you need to have full control over these so that any requests for your information are run by you first.
Keep on track with malware detection – choose a Cloud storage provider which is able to identify a virus in the event of one being shared with you.
Operations-preserving encryption has recently been introduced to Cloud computing, as unlike standard encryption it does not interfere with the function of the Cloud. Now, it’s possible to sort, report and search encrypted data – an additional security measure.
Because of the popularity of Cloud computing, hackers are constantly finding new ways of breaching Cloud security. Egnyte employs a third party security firm to perform continual penetration tests to confirm the stability and reliability of its system. While security is being advanced constantly, it’s still preferable to bear all the above in mind when taking advantage of everything the Cloud has to offer.