How to secure data in Cloud?
If you use the cloud, you shouldn’t ignore standard cybersecurity practices. The following aspects should be taken into consideration if maximum internet security is desired:
Use strong passwords. The combination of letters, numbers and special characters will make it more difficult to crack the password. Try to avoid predictable options, such as replacing an S with a dollar sign ($). The more random the sequence of a password, the better.
Use a password manager to create a strong password. This way you can assign each application, database and service you use its own password, without having to remember them all. However, it is essential to make sure that you protect your password manager with a strong master key.
Protect all the devices you use to access your data in the cloud, including smartphones and tablets. If data is synced across multiple devices, one of them could be a weak link that puts the entire fingerprint at risk.
Back up your data regularly so that in the event of a cloud failure or data loss at your cloud service provider, you can fully restore it. You can save the backup to your personal PC, to an external hard drive or even to a cloud in the cloud, as long as you are sure that the two cloud service providers are not sharing the infrastructure.
Use permissions to prevent any device or person from accessing all of your data unless necessary. For example, companies do this by configuring permissions for their databases. If you have a home network, use guest networks for your kids, your IoT devices, and your TV. Keep your “All Zone Access” pass for personal use.
Protect yourself with good antivirus and anti-malware software. Hackers can easily access your account if malware enters your system.
Don’t access your data over public Wi-Fi, especially if it’s not protected by secure authentication. Use a virtual private network (VPN) to secure your cloud access.
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) is a smart way to secure your access. These multiple factors can be anything from fingerprints to a password and a separate code that is sent to your mobile device. It takes longer, but it helps protect the most sensitive data.
Actively manage your services. If you are no longer using a service or software, close it properly. Hackers love to hijack old accounts that have been left open even when they are inactive.
Finally, instead of using separate security services for each connected device, consider purchasing protections like Kaspersky Security Cloud, which will support all your computers and smartphones. Plus, it also has a built-in VPN, which means you’ll have everything you need to stay protected on the internet.
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