Cloud storage is a remote servers where you able to store your files. These remote servers are locate in data center and connected with high speed Internet connection. The technology is so convenient that enable you to store and access your files using any devices. Basically, you can retrieve your files using devices such as computer, laptop, tablet, smart phones, etc, but make sure those devices are connected to Internet connection. This advance file storing method is so useful that you can even share your files with others. Don’t get me wrong, files sharing doesn’t mean you need to download the file, attach it email message and send it over to your recipient. That is such an old school method. You just need to provide the link to those you want them to access the file and you that it ! It is so simple and easy.
This storage method will keep your file in the remote server and well protected by providers. The files you deem backup will be accessible whenever you need no matter where you located. However, I understand that many are worried about how secure it is since the files are store remotely. Here I am going to the answer your over imagined fears about cloud storage security that mentioned by many others.
Cloud Storage Security Technology
The reason why cloud storage become a questionable method of storing data is because of third-parties are involved. Indirectly, you are giving your data to another person. It is like depositing your money to a bank, you are storing your hard earn money to third party. You need to make sure the company is a trusted one, implementing strict security protocol, in such a way data may actually be safer in the cloud than local computer.
Security is the top priority for any data center in the world. Many providers will invest a lot to provide the most advance hardware and updated software to strengthen any possibly loop hole. For enterprise-level of cloud storage provider, many guarantee:
- Professional technical support is being employed to monitor the cloud storage system. Using a variety of tools to monitor network activities for malicious activities and user account activity logging to watch for any possible sign of threats to data security.
- Data are transfer and store at the remote server through encryption. Advance encryption algorithms such as TLS/SSL are often used to safeguard data while at rest in the cloud.
- Secure access to the account using authorization and authentication process to monitor user activity to the service and to data. User is provided with login method such as password, biometrics and token access to make sure the login in unique.
- Data center installed with surveillance cameras, temperature controls, redundant power supply and fire suppression systems to protect data at physical storages site. These are the measured factor for some providers if they are choose to outsource this part.
Boston University give a comprehensive elaboration about cloud storage security. For my personal opinion, the real problem with cloud storage security is down the people. Americans have a very sloppy password protocols. When you store a terabytes of data in third party server, you might as well stand naked on the street. And though, many of us are laughing at the recent celebrities nude photos that leaked, we have to bear in mind the misuse of private of data can have serious consequences to economy.