We’ve all been told to save everything in the ‘cloud’ if we do not want to end up dealing with the messes of unrecoverable files. True enough, ever since the cloud technology was introduced, data storage and recovery became more seamless than ever. It specifically made gadget change and upgrade a lot easier for the tech savvy people, too.
However, throughout the years and the many cloud security breaches that rocked the digital world, the conversation will easily turn to how ‘secured’ the cloud really is. It’s no surprise why some people still remain reluctant about completely relying on cloud technology, especially when it comes to data protection and privacy. Whether you are an individual or a company relying on cloud technology, here are the crucial and most recent information you need to know in order to ensure your privacy and security:
1) There is a different security level for every cloud application and data plan
This is the most basic, yet commonly overlooked aspect of cloud security, especially by the general users. An individual or company should therefore make sure that the cloud provider has the exact security features required for their data. For instance, cloud security for a financial firm will be totally different from that of a health provider.
2) Know that the app provider share the same cloud access as you
To ensure full privacy and protection, it is crucial to be clear with your app provider to always encrypt your data before it goes to the cloud, especially for those that are primary to the operations and reputation of the company. Check out the encryption policies of your cloud provider before going into any further commitments.
3) Consider the physical structure of the cloud provider
The physical state and structure of the app provider’s headquarters are often not included when we look at their security features. The entire protection of your data is also dependent on how resilient the physical location of your provider is, so make sure to include this in your search for the right cloud application.
4) Every cloud app provider have their recourse plan
More often than not, a cloud provider already have their guarantees and recourse in the event of a cloud security breach. With this, you are assured that as long as all the necessary protocols are followed, your data will remain intact in the cloud. Those controversial security breaches only happened due to the content but not on how severe the security damage was.
Cloud computing’s advantages will continue to offset the risks, as long as users are also vigilant enough in handling the technology.