5 Tips for Keeping Your Data Safe in the Cloud
- Published on October 22, 2012
- Written by Adnan Raja
Sometimes after you migrate your business data and applications to the cloud via cloud servers, it is easy to forget that data security is something that should be consistently monitored. There are a few things to consider after your company’s migration to the cloud to ensure your data stays safe at all times.
- Credentials: Your username and password should be complex and unique for every service or site you use credentials for. This way, if the credentials for one account get compromised, the rest of your accounts remain safe. If you are worried that login information will be lost or forgotten, there are apps and software available to help with password management.
- Be careful where you login: Often times, users login from devices that are not their own, which could be saving login information through the web browser and therefore, jeopardizing the data’s security.
- Security Questions: Avoid implementing security questions for your accounts that can be answered by simply conducting an online search. For example, if the answer to your security question can easily be found on your Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn profile, choose a different question.
- Encryption: Encryption software scrambles and codes your credentials so that they are harder to procure, which helps your data remain uncompromised.
- Anti-Virus and Anti-Spy Software: All access to the cloud comes from your local system first. Therefore, if your system is at risk, so is your data in the cloud. Anti-virus/anti-spy software is important to keep out trespassers and to block unsafe sources that can download software and steal personal information from your computer.
Atlantic.Net provides secure cloud hosting solutions where data can be stored in an encrypted format using Public Key Encryption (PKE). Atlantic.Net is constantly monitoring and upgrading their systems to ensure that their client’s data is as safe as possible.