Everyone is talking about the Cloud these days, and how easy it is to upload stuff and always have it available. They say it’s perfectly secure, and that it has unlimited storage capabilities. Well, I am sorry to rain on anyone’s parade, but when it comes to technology, nothing is completely secure. We should know that by now. However, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t use it. But what it does mean is that you need to be careful about what you upload and how you are storing your passwords and all that jazz. Compare it to the introduction of social media account security. When it comes to cloud security, there are plenty of things you can do to make your cloud stored content more secure, and they don’t necessarily have to be difficult to implement.
If you are scared of implementing the cloud into your everyday online experience, perhaps Rackspace‘s cloud security infographic called Protect Your Identity In The Cloud will help you relax a bit. It presents a vital 26 tips for better cloud security. It all comes down to personal preferences and what you feel is too personal to upload or share. Keeping your login information from the curious hands of crackers is of course something that most of us have programmed into our brains by now. However, it’s not always easy to know how your content is handled once it’s uploaded to the cloud.
These 26 tips all set out to help you up your cloud security and possibly make it infinitely harder for prying eyes to reach, alter or delete your information. A bunch of these tips are almost common sense. There are suggestions like not forgetting to read the license agreements, investigating security certificates etc. which most people just click “agree” to, but they shouldn’t be overlooked.
Cloud security is vital if you want to enjoy the Internet as it is supposed to be enjoyed in the future. We all want access to all of our content wherever we are, right? Yes, but sometimes you will have to decide whether it is such a good idea to upload it from the start. Is it vital that you always have access to it, and if it were to get hacked, does it make a personal impact? All of these question are legit, and you have to decide the answers for yourself.
The cloud is about accessibility, and speeding up our move to complete mobility, but as always, cloud security has to come first. It’s not just about what you upload to the Internet, but also what you share and let other people access. Cloud security is constantly getting more secure, but you can add yet a few more layers by implementing these 26 vital cloud security measures into your every day process.