Ways To Secure Your Cloud Files Today

In this article AJR discuss Ways To Secure Your Cloud Files Today 

Haters of cloud technology will always spread the misconception that it isn’t safe to store files in places like Dropbox, OneDrive, or iCloud. While cloud storage isn’t impenetrable, there are steps you can take to make your data more secure. As long as you aren’t trying to store vital sensitive data, there really isn’t a reason to avoid using cloud storage for your average business and personal needs. After all, cloud storage provides valuable backup and allows you to access your files from anywhere, so you can work from multiple devices and locations or share them easily with colleagues.

Secure your cloud files as best you can with our tips, and leave the worrying to the skeptics:

Change your passwords

It may not be convenient to keep track of multiple passwords you can’t easily associate with your child’s birthday or favorite pet’s name, but choosing strong passwords is your best defense against would-be intruders. You should also have a different password for each service you use; that way, if one of your accounts is hacked, the rest remain secure. If possible, enable two-way authentication as well for each service.

Review your connected devices

Virtually all services have a means through the Security settings to view what devices are connected to your account. More than likely, you have several devices that access your cloud storage because using it across multiple devices is one of its strongest points. However, it doesn’t hurt to check. Make sure the devices that have access to your cloud storage belong to you and/or are authorised by you and remove any that aren’t or which you may have doubts about.

Check Your Cloud Storage’s Privacy Policy

Read your storage service privacy policy related to files and data you put into their hands. Many cloud storage companies encrypt all your data without ever checking what the contents of your files are while others reserve the right to access your information at will. If you have any concerns about how your data is handled by the cloud storage provider after thoroughly reading the privacy policy, you might consider switching vendors.

Assess How High-Risk Individual Files Are

Over time, it’s easy to forget everything you’ve stored into the cloud, so revisit your files from time to time. Ask yourself how important each item is and then either leave it, encrypt it, or store it locally as you see fit.

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Andrew Marriott
Owner & Founder at AJR Solutions
I am a technical & creative guy who loves technology. From a very young age, I have had a passion for technology, website / graphic design and photography. I work hard & play harder, I’m driven and full of enthusiasm with a passion to help others. Technology, digital design, web development & creative photography are areas I am really passionate about.

In the past i have worked for a leading IT Solutions & Managed service provider in Rotherham dealing with a range of IT platforms, such as - on site field engineering and remote support, dealing with all types of servers such as Virtual & Physical, Hyper–V, VMware, Windows server 2012 R2, SBS - Small Business Server 2008 2011, SQL, Terminal, Exchange, Active Directory, Group Policy, TCP, IP, DNS, DHCP, VPN, RDP, hybrid & cloud, Office 365 and managed security solutions such as Antivirus and Spam filtering.

Prior to this, I worked for Wickersley School & Sports College as the Lead IT & Network Technician and also supporting local primary schools with IT Support and engineering visits & Project Management, while also running my own company AJR Solutions, providing IT & Creative Solutions.

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