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4 Methods for Safeguarding Information in the Cloud

January 12, 2017

Using cloud technologies to store data offers a host of benefits for small- and medium-sized businesses. Still, it's essential for companies to take certain steps to ensure the security of their data in the cloud, just as they would if storing the data on a computer. As a top-rated cloud provider in Montgomery County, Alura Business Solutions has years of experience in keeping cloud data secure. Today, we'd like to share some of our best strategies for doing so: 

  1. Don't skip encryption – By far the most effective way to safeguard the data you store in the cloud is to encrypt it. To do so, you can use an encryption software such as TrueCrypt or B1 Free Archiver. Or, if you're looking for a stronger level of security, you can choose a Montgomery County cloud provider such as Alura that offers military-grade encryption for all of your data.
  2. Maintain a separation between personal and business data – Nowadays, many companies allow their employees to use their own personal devices to complete work tasks. While this increases efficiency in many cases, it also has the potential to be a security risk. Specifically, if employees are allowed to access cloud data from their personal devices, it can result in this information being compromised if a device is stolen or hacked. With this in mind, companies should limit the business data their employees are able to access from personal devices.
  3. Avoid putting highly sensitive data in the cloud – When using the cloud, it's important to remember there are some things too important to risk storing there. For instance, documents that contain passwords for your company's accounts should be stored physically to reduce the risk of them falling into the hands of a hacker.
  4. Use two-step verification – If your Montgomery County cloud provider offers two-step verification, it's wise to take advantage of it. This security feature will provide an extra level of defense on top of your company's regular cloud password.

When you implement these security measures at your company, you'll be able to enjoy the myriad benefits offered by cloud technologies without worrying about your data being compromised.

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Are you seeking a trustworthy, experienced cloud provider in Montgomery County? Look no further than Alura! We offer a number of fully customizable cloud solutions, including CloudOne, EXCloud and more. To learn more about what makes us the cloud provider Montgomery County businesses rely on, call 844-559-7200 today. We can't wait to hear from you!

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