Cloud Computing refers to the storage of data on third party servers, which means that data is available to the user where there is the availability of internet. If you use a social networking profile or an email, then you are using cloud computing. Cloud computing allows the enterprises to cut costs of hardware & software required for storage of data.
Individuals use cloud computing services like Google drive, Dropbox and social networking accounts where they store photos, videos and documents. Cloud computing services are accessible from a computer, tablet PC and mobile device having an internet service.
Whether you are an individual or business enterprise using cloud computing, you never know who is managing your data and information. You don’t know whether your information is safe or not. You never know what security measures are deployed for the safety of your information and at what level. You don’t have an idea whether your data is in safe hands or not.
The security of data is a major concern for a business using cloud computing. Businesses use their own security measures like firewalls and anti-malware software for the protection of their data on their own systems. But when a business outsources the storage of data to some other agency, the safety of data is also given to that agency. You need to trust your cloud computing partner when your hand over your business data to it.
There is always a thought that if the servers of your cloud computing company crash, what can happen to your business data? Your data may be compromised or it may simply be lost.
But that doesn’t mean you should move away all of your data from a cloud. In fact, you should use the cloud computing service with caution and take preventive measures for the safety of your precious and confidential data.
Here are some ways to protect your data while using a cloud storage service:
You should use password protection for your data. Passwords should be a combination of letters, digits and characters as such a combination make a password strong and difficult to guess. Hackers use software which can easily guess straight and short passwords.
Encrypt your data
You should encrypt your data before you save it to a cloud, then no one can have access to it other than you. Encrypted data provides you excellent security. Even if hackers steal your data, only what they can see is the encrypted data.
Never respond to spoofing emails
You may receive emails which claim to be from big brands like Microsoft. They may offer you to upgrade your applications or hardware and compel you to register or make payment. You should never respond to spoof emails and also tell your staff not to respond them.
Never share your passwords with anyone
You should not share your passwords with anyone inside or outside your business and also educate your employees not to share their passwords even with their peers.
Take help from IT Support provider
You should take help from an expert IT support provider like Zero Effort Networking. Your IT support partner can assist and guide you and your employees on how to use the cloud computing services safely. If you are located in Sydney, we will be happy to serve you. We are among the best managed IT services in Sydney and surroundings.
Communicate with your Cloud service provider
Your cloud service provider may communicate with you regarding the alerts and warnings of using their services safely. You should regularly monitor the communication with your cloud partner and act immediately whenever you receive an email or call from them.
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