Data Security-The cloud computing solutions are becoming more and more popular with all the users in the world, but this is especially true for business ventures. Because of this fact, more and more companies decide to move their information and databases onto cloud services. This is no coincidence, having in mind that this kind of data storage solution brings about several important benefits, including smaller costs compared to in-house data keeping, larger levels of data mobility and easier and simpler scaling for those moments when a business shrinks or expands.
This trend led to the rise of software as a service providers which offer these cloud computing abilities. Some of the larger companies that operate in this arena include the giants like Dropbox, Google Drive and Evernote, which also operate on a wide range of devices, including tablets and smartphones. But, at the same time, the same systems can be a liability because of the simple fact that they are placing all data online.
No one should decide to steer clear of could computing because of these problems, but there are ways to mitigate any possible danger to the user’s data. By using some easily available tools, any company can utilize cloud storage and still remain safe and secure in the knowledge that their data is protected. Here are the top five things for consideration when it comes to data security regarding cloud storage.
Maintain your Data’s Visibility:
It is necessary to maintain the visibility of data that is being used. With it, users of both mobile devices and computers can stay in touch with the status of their sensitive data. Providers that offer this option allow for several different approaches to data security, including encryption and wiping of data on lost mobile devices. All this means that it can protect the cloud data with simplicity and ease.
Detect the Usage of Cloud Applications:
Many possible threats to data security will come in the form of unwanted users that lurk around a cloud computing system, looking for a way in. Many companies offer a way of controlling and logging all users that access a data storage system and cloud applications. These can then be used to find out any intruders and stop them before they can do any harm.
Track your Business Data:
It is not enough to track the internal activities of a cloud computing system. For a bigger level of data protection, it is necessary to employ a service that can also track the business data going to other places anywhere on the internet. This means having knowledge about employees using personal cloud storage systems and similar elements of day-to-day business operations that might be important in a case of a breach.
Many cloud computing providers advertise many levels of data security and the capability they provide. But, all users should know precisely what is being used to keep their data safe and in what way. If there is no transparency when it comes to data protection, these same cannot be trusted. Demanding clear and thorough insight into these mechanisms is obligatory for any company offering cloud storage services.
Identifying Potential Data Leaks:
No matter how advanced and complex a system for data security might be, there are no certainties that it will be adequate. This is the reason why any protective stance from a company needs to be proactive and always ready to find more ways of compromising data. With this knowledge, any system can become a lot more able to deal with real intrusion if and when they occur.
It is important to be aware of these things if a company desires to find a stable source of cloud computing services. Following them also means that the same services have all that is needed to provide their users with sufficient levels of data security.
Deney Dentel is the CEO at Nordisk Systems, Inc., an open & unified storage and cloud computing service provider company in Portland, OR. Deney is the only localized and authorized IBM business partner in Pacific Northwest.