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Cloud Computing Applications

Cloud Computing is modifying the way we do things and how we do computing tasks. The Internet has expanded the threat vector on security and security of personal and client data. The immense advantage of cloud computing comes along with their fair share of issues and keeping the customer’s data secure should be an absolute priority for many client interfacing businesses. Among the major problems with organizations is storing data over a broad spectrum of data servers. An estimated 3 million a year in data breaches plague businesses today. Adding storage locations increases the overall risk and exposure. It can take multiple efforts including, resources, money and time to make sure that your data and the client’s data is safe.

Another concern is employee access and administrative rights to servers and computers, despite the data being in the cloud. Limit the access to very sensitive client data by applying passwords and changing access rights periodically or when employees leave. Make certain that passwords and security keys are obscure so that nobody can guess them. One other good idea is to purge out-of-date data from your system. Every day there’s about 200, 000 malicious programs and viruses developed and launched on the internet. These programs help cyber hacktivists recon and exploit weaknesses in data security and infrastructure. As the digital footprint widens so will hacking, phishing and data theft.
Deploying multiple layers of security, firewalls and anti virus program, and encryption will make it harder for cyber criminals to reach your customer’s data. Even though a time intensive task, keeping your security software up to date could be the only way to defend against such threats. This just doesn’t just include your on-line security software, but OS and protocols as well. Increased speed of the internet, downloading of applications and the need to work from your home, has created new threat dimensions. It is fact that mobile users lose devices, download applications they should not and experience theft. Formatting software like Mobile Iron can significantly reduce the chance of compromise.
Throughout the Transmission phase of downloading data, it’s significant to have some form of encryption. Data may be stolen and tampered with during this process. Since most CSPs don’t provide encryption, it is important to find a reputable provider. Selecting a CSP or Cloud Service provider could make all the difference when securing a client’s data. Reliable vendors usually offer class leading security for their cloud solutions. If you’re thinking about storing your data on your private servers, it is best to consider a reliable host.