Tips on cloud security. Possible cloud security issues and solutions

Olga Weis

Long gone are the days when all our data could fit in one computer and the dial-up connection was sometimes too slow to even deal with. Now the speed of Internet connection is lightning-fast and storing gigabytes of data on your hard drive doesn't cut it anymore. With so much data the only way to still keep it without your computer exploding is using cloud storages. When the clouds only entered our lives many users were somewhat skeptical about sending your valuable information off into the web and not really having it close. But with time it is becoming easier and easier to trust your files to 'the cloud". "The cloud" is an informal term used for cloud computing. Cloud computing security tips are obvious, but at the same time you don't always think of all of them.

Cloud computing security

Let's see 10 cloud storage security recommendations that if followed will help you have a secure cloud storage that you can trust:

  1. Use cloud services that offer data encryption.
  2. Make sure all your files are encrypted before uploading them to the cloud. CloudMounter app offers cloud encryption.
  3. Read through the terms and conditions before signing up for a cloud service to make sure you are going to work with a secure online storage.
  4. No matter how secure file storage is, it is still better to avoid storing sensitive data in it.
  5. Create strong passwords.
  6. Take advantage of a two-factor authentication.
  7. Don't sync your cloud automatically to avoid syncing sensitive files that were not supposed to get into the cloud.
  8. Check dependencies of the services related to your cloud. If you haven't used some for a while, better revoke the access. And it is better not to connect the clouds to social media apps for obvious reasons.
  9. Don’t share your passwords with anyone and don’t give random people a shared access to your cloud-stored folders.
  10. Use several cloud storages for backup purposes. A good cloud client lets you access and manage several accounts at a time. CloudMounter app allows mounting and using cloud storages securely in the convenience of your Finder app. Just the same way you would work with files on local drives.
Encryption software

CloudMounter is a helpful assistant in
cloud management

You can mount FTP/SFTP, WebDAV, Dropbox, Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, Amazon S3 accounts and access your secure cloud storage in Finder as if it was all locally stored. This app offers unrivaled security in cloud computing and data encryption on remote servers. It works in such way that if someone attempts to access your data from a different device or via another app they will see absolute nonsense. CoudMounter is developed by Eltima Software and you can get more info on it on their website.

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