5 Tips in Enhancing Your Cloud Security

Nowadays, cloud computing have its own ways of protecting data. Even so, you can’t help it that cloud-based services will interact and collaborate with other systems. All your employees will access, edit, remove, and transfer data from the cloud on a daily basis.

Aside from that, your employees may not always use company devices. They will perhaps use their mobile phones to quickly access data. There is no threat on the cloud storage per se, but the humans accessing the cloud could be. Human error could put your cloud security at risk. For instance, their logins could be stolen or they could have unintentionally deleted their login details. Whatever the reason be, here are the tips in order to keep your data safe.

  1. Two-Factor Authentication

  • Hackers may be able to steal your login, but if you use two-factor authentication, it will not be easy to access the cloud storage or access any cloud-based apps that are used in your business.
  • Hence, aside from the usual username and password, a two-factor authentication is an added protection to prevent unauthorized access. A two-factor authentication (TFA), or multi-factor authentication, will only allow authorized personnel to access data. Not to mention, TFA is a cost-effective of banning outsiders from accessing company data.
  1. Use Automated Solutions to Detect Unusual Patterns

  • You would not know with your naked eye if someone is logging in from another device or using a different IP address. This can only be noticed if one uses automated solutions.
  • Monitoring user logins through automated tools can help in detecting unconventional patterns. If a login comes from an unauthorized device, this could be a sign of an anomaly. A foreign IP could get into your system. So, you can immediately block this and be one step ahead of these security breaches.
  1. Protect Yourself from Your Previous Employees

  • Ex-employees should NOT be able to access sensitive company information like client information and specific project details. If they can still have access to these files, it could land on the hands of your direct competitors. Thus, the moment they leave the company, revoke the access of your ex-employees immediately.
  1. Remind Your Employees About the Phishing Schemes Proliferating Around

  • To be honest, social media stalking and spying are a common occurrence nowadays. Website spoofing and phishing are done to acquire login details and know other personal data.
  • To avoid getting scammed, educate your employees on how to protect their data. Applying tips such as strong passwords and avoid clicking suspicious links that aren’t from verified sources.
  1. Explore Cloud to Cloud Back-Up

  • Most of the cloud storage services do not keep deleted files for long. This can greatly affect business who follow strict operational guidelines. In fact, having a corrupted (or missing) data can be the cause of companies filing a lawsuit. Luckily, court cases can be avoided if cloud to cloud backup is available.
  • So, you better ask your cloud provider if it keeps log of deleted files. Additionally, find out how long they store the files, and if the restoration process comes with a fee. If you agree with what they have to offer, then, you should seriously look into cloud to cloud backup.

Developing a strong cloud security is one of the best decisions you can make for your business. If you want to explore the world of cloud computing, contact Omnipotech Support Center now. We will be happy to discuss with you all the different managed I.T. services Omnipotech currently offers.

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