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Ever since the breach of Apple’s Cloud people have been skeptical about putting too much faith in a system that was so easily hacked. The situation with the Apple iCloud was not actually a hack, it should be more accurately described as a well-guessed password attempt for accounts. Since the breach, Apple has created the two-step verification system where people who want to access their information through the iCloud have to go through a two-step verification process to ensure maximum security. Even so, people still doubt the security of the cloud today. Here we will talk about how the Cloud keeps data secure and some advice about what Cloud provider you should select if you choose to use the service.
What Keeps The Information In The Cloud Secure?
Encryption algorithms is what keeps information in any cloud service secure. Decrypting requires a lot of time and effort from both the hacker and the computer that they are using. It is safer to keep your information in the Cloud rather then just stored on your personal computer. Personal computers are easier to get into therefore are more prone to hacking then a cloud service. That being said, hackers usually do not attempt to hack individuals. They are more likely to attempt to hack a larger service like a Cloud rather than your own personal computer.
Keeping Your Cloud Data Secure
If you do opt to use a Cloud service it is very important that you do some research before settling in on a particular provider. Once you have that settled, it is also very important to change your passwords every three to six months. A common way hackers are able to access private information is having the same password for all of your profiles and accounts. Keep your passwords secure by writing them down with a pen and paper and perhaps keeping your information in your wallet or purse for safekeeping.
Dropbox is a great cloud service provider that is user-friendly and easy to use. Along with many other cloud service providers, Dropbox keeps your files secure while they are in transit. When you are sending a file from one person to another, Dropbox encrypts it so it is secure during the time it is getting to its destination.
The internet is a vital resource for every business today. Businesses having an online presence have the opportunity to network more with customers for lead generation and customer service. This digital age is, however, rigged with tons of cyber threats that can significantly impede the ability of a business to thrive in the market. To be on the safe side, your business needs to consider various cyber security tips necessary to prevent cyber vulnerability. Here are some tips on how your business can stay on top of the game as far as cybersecurity is concerned.
Protecting Data Systems
All digital data handling systems within your business, including computers and websites, should be protected against common cyber threats, such as malware, spyware, viruses, and malicious codes. This can be achieved by installing and regularly updating anti-malware and antivirus programs that can effectively detect and deter cyber threats that are facilitated by infectious codes and programs.
Training Your Employees
Employees should be sufficiently trained on the ideal business cybersecurity practices. The training should touch on important aspects such as the potential cyber threats that the business faces, and how the employees can be competent and contribute towards cyber safety. Cyber safety practices for employees, such as using strong passwords, multifactor authentication, and staying away from suspicious emails, can help keep your business safe.
Creating an Action Plan
The third important step to take is to create a cybersecurity action plan which defines, among other things, the steps that the business has taken to keep itself secure and the preemptive steps to take if the business is cyber-attacked. The action plan can also define internal operations necessary to ensure that the businesses data is not exposed to cyber threats.
All internal and external connections and the exchange of data in the business should be mediated by a secured connection. Using a Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (https) ensures that the business’s website and other online communications via the web are not exposed to siphoning and eavesdropping.
Safe Data Handling Practices
Your business should also consider employing safe and cyber-secure data handling practices, which include the need to regularly back up data against potential losses and compromises on data integrity. Other data handling practices include protecting data by encrypting it, especially during data transmission and storage.