Internet Security: 4 Ways to Keep Your Private Cloud Secure

4 Ways to Keep Your Private Cloud Secure

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Last Updated on August 22, 2022 by Work In My Pajamas

Cyber crimes such as identity theft are becoming a bigger problem every day. Therefore, it is critical to take the necessary steps to protect your sensitive personal data from being exposed to people who would use it for criminal purposes. Cloud data storage is something that is still relatively new to many people. However, criminals have wasted no time in exploiting various weaknesses in private clouds. If your cloud does not have the proper security measures in place, your data is just as much at risk at it would be on the hard drive of your computer. Let’s take a look at some of the methods you can use to secure your private cloud:

1. Do Not Store Any Sensitive Data in the Cloud

This is a piece of common sense advice that a surprising number of people do not listen to. If you have any information that you do not want falling into the wrong hands, you would be better off keeping it away from the virtual world.

2. Take Your Password Creation Very Seriously

There are many warnings on the Internet regarding the importance of creating strong passwords. Never has this been more important than in the world of cloud data storage. 90 percent of all passwords are able to be cracked within a matter of seconds. Therefore, it would be worth your while to take the time to create a password that makes a hacker’s job more difficult. You should start by selecting a word that is completely random and has no connection to you. The longer the word, the better. Add a number at the beginning and end for added security.


3. Encrypt

The most effective way to protect your data is to encrypt it. Encryption works in the following way: There is a piece of data you want to move to your cloud. Software will be used to create a password for that specific piece of data. You will then move the piece of data to your cloud. Nobody will be able to see the data unless they know the password for that specific file. The easiest way to do this is to zip files and use a password to encrypt them. There are various free multi-platform compression tools available in the Internet that you can use to perform the task.

4. Use an Encryption Cloud Service

For a monthly fee, certain cloud services like Celestix will offer local encryption and decryption of your data along with the standard storage and backup. Celestix also specializes in threat management gateway or TMG appliances.

No matter what method you choose to secure the data that you keep on your private cloud, just remember that no method is perfect. Therefore, carefully consider every piece of information you decide to store there. Also, change your password on a regular basis.

1 thought on “Internet Security: 4 Ways to Keep Your Private Cloud Secure”

  1. Hi Lizzie,

    There is a new category of security called Cloud Data Encryption and Tokenization. This technology provides data protection assurance in the cloud such as Salesfoece and Gmail. The data encrypted in transit, in process and in storage. The owner of the data is the only one that can access the data. Please visit our site to see some demo.

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