Despite its fast expansion, the nature of cloud computing opens the door to severe cloud security breaches that may have a significant impact on a company. One of the most pressing problems for IT professionals is data security.IT managers need to secure themselves (and their companies) while allowing innovation, data access, and flexibility. Here are some tips that you can use to keep your company safe from cloud security concerns.
- Use Virtual Private Network (VPN)
Connecting to a virtual private network (VPN) safeguards your company's data and prevents eavesdropping. The data is encrypted and sent through the VPN server, preventing anyone without the appropriate decoder from seeing what you're doing on the internet.
As a result, anybody without a decryption key will be unable to view the data sent between the user device and the servers. Businesses use VPNs to connect their offices and share networks, as well as to access sensitive digital assets stored in cloud services.
- Create a Data Backup Strategy
The likelihood of irreversible data loss is increasing as the cloud matures. Make sure you have a safe backup of your data in case something goes wrong (this is more about securing your business than your actual data, but provides the same peace of mind).
Develop a security platform that allows the organization to adopt uniform data protection standards across numerous cloud services. For further safety, IT managers should divide data and applications across many zones and follow best practices in daily data backup, offsite storage, and disaster recovery.
- Enforce Identity and Access Management Requirements
In a cloud-based telecommuting environment, platforms play an increasingly essential role. Since we can no longer see physically who enters our offices, we must rely on solid authentication and authorization technologies to confirm their identity and that they have the correct privileges to perform their duties.
- Take Passwords Seriously
Because files are zipped and password-protected, it's critical to use a strong password. The majority of passwords can be cracked in a matter of seconds.Although we have a habit to repeat passwords due to our inability to remember complicated credentials, don't fall into that risky category. Some common cyber security practices:
- Use complex passwords
- Set Minimum password length – Minimum 8, Maximum 14
- Mandatory password resets
- Restrict Password reuse
- Avoid Using a Public Internet Connection
Wi-Fi connections to the internet are widely available in many areas across the world. Although using a VPN might help in this situation, if you care about your digital assets, you should avoid using public connections frequently. The risks are many, far outweighing the advantages.A rogue Wi-Fi can be set up by a cyber attacker, and you will be duped into using it since it is free and hence does not cost you anything. Hackers can use the unprotected public internet to distribute malware that can directly target, infect, and destroy sensitive data saved on your devices.
We know that remembering and putting into practice all of these things can be hard, especially when you need to focus on your core business, but don’t worry! inSync Computer Solutions is here to help. We have the expertise to migrate, manage & maintain all of your servers in the Cloud securely so you don’t have to worry about anything. Contact us today!