With the world getting comfortable with Virtualization, Cloud Services has taken a leap. As more and more people are getting drawn to receive cloud-based service the risk of security has been raised. As multiple organizations are seeking cloud for their information and application, cloud security has become a leading agenda.
Cloud Security is one of the most discussed features today as by 2020 more that 80% businesses are going to move to the cloud. The actual meaning of Cloud Service is that you are agreeing to host your data on someone else’s system. So in case any of the data gets stolen or hacked, nobody, in particular, can be held responsible as every cloud situation is different and the terms and conditions vary.
Certain Cloud storage services offer advanced security configurations, automated encryption, and encryption that can enhance the cloud security services. But the organizations fail to implement the cloud-based security correctly and blindly believe the providers. With the inter-border data transfer, regulating privacy issues and legislations have become a questionnaire for the law. So if one person uses a server from another country to store the data and the authorities ask for a disclosure, the person is liable to follow the terms of the following country.
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Today, many businesses follow the BOYD (bring your own device) culture and it brings the insecurities about the data being shared and downloaded on the networks. To avoid breach or compromises in an organization cloud security must be taken seriously and the system should be provided with multiple level encryption and distributed access action control. Certain tips that can be followed to protect the information are.
Clear the security terms provided by the service provider
‘I Agree’ is the check box that is simply enabled by many before ensuring the terms, but while using the server of a third party to host all your data precautions must be taken. If the hosting used is, of another country clarify the disclosure terms.
Choose platform which offers two-factor authentication
Use an inventive password that is easy to remember yet difficult to be guessed by the hackers. This is repetitively stated because in 90% of cases the data get vulnerable due to their easy-to-remember passwords.
Encrypt the data being uploaded
Varied encryption software is available free of cost to secure your files. The simplest method is to password protect each file before uploading. This way only the real owner will be able to open the files except that the authentication is not too obvious.
Use cloud services that support encryption
Certain Service providers have their own encryption, decryption service for the files being uploaded. Based on the type of data, select the type of authentication and encryption required. Two-step verifications can also be used for the better safekeeping of the data.
Cloud Security is not the sole responsibility of the service provider, the IT team of the organization can play a major role by adding security to the cloud architecture. The distributed access control over the data needs to be managed well to restrict unwanted access. Support like dual-level authentication can be added to secure the data along with the encryption service as nothing is ‘too safe’ in the virtual world.
- Why VOLANSYS?
VOLANSYS is a leading player in cloud space (SaaS/PaaS/Iaas). We help our client choose a perfect match of cloud service provider for their solutions. We make sure that our client’s solution is hosted on a secured environment, with proper load balancing and well tested. Continuous service delivery model by our DevOps experts ensure secured, faster and scalable solution. VOLANSYS has been serving clients from consumer electronics, e-commerce, retail, semiconductors, healthcare devices/wearables, home automation, fintech companies and many more.
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About the Author: Rushabh Patel
Rushabh works with VOLANSYS Technologies as Director of Sales and looks after establishing new and existing client relationships. Rushabh Engages with enterprise clients, startups, disruptive new software/IoT companies helping them streamline their expansion path.