The cloud has made it easier than ever for people to store their personal information. This makes them more vulnerable than ever, as the data they post online can be accessed by hackers who want access in order steal from you or wreak havoc on another level entirely! To secure yourself against these threats there are a few things that will need doing: constantly updating antivirus programs and checking passwords where possible – but don’t rely solely on either because humans make mistakes too- only use software when absolutely necessary; protect what should remain yours most closely with strong encryption tools so nobody can read/edit any of your files without permission first, and finally, use passwords that are harder to crack than ‘password’.
How does cloud security work?
There are many ways to handle a security breach. One way is by using cloud services, which store data remotely on an internet-connected server for access by authorized users only through secure websites or applications with passwords that protect your information from being accessed without permissio nn.
Clouds use AES-128 encryption, thus preventing the stealing of information like passwords, credit card numbers and banking information etc. This has led to more businesses adopting cloud storage solutions as it is easy (and free) to set up new applications on the cloud for handling data.
Worldwide spending on public cloud services will reach $204 billion this year, according to IDC’s forecast of global IT spending . Spending on SaaS , IaaS and PaaS will grow by 18 percent annually through 2018. It’s all good that more people are using secure methods of storing sensitive data but what about costs? Well, security does not come cheap, but there are ways around it depending on your needs.
Most clouds provide their users with elastic computing, whereby one can increase and decrease the amount of resources allocated to a particular application. This is great for companies who use their applications in bursts since they do not have to buy more hardware and spend on electricity and maintenance when there isn’t enough demand. On the other hand, it’s not so cost effective for businesses that need constant upgradable power throughout the day.
This has led to cloud storage providers such as Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive just to name a few offering free or cheap plans that allow you to upload your data into their servers . The only downside is that you lose control over your own data by outsourcing it into another company’s systems. What if these services stop working? Where will you store your data then? Who will be responsible for it’s security then?
The Blockchain technology has the potential to solve this problem by creating a public ledger of what is happening within the network. This way everyone can see which files are being updated, accessed and shared allowing people to make their own judgement on where they want their precious data to be stored . No one company gets all the power over user’s data because it is distributed across multiple machines making them completely independent from each other. This makes it difficult to corrupt or alter any single file on the system due to massive amount of time and energy required in order to reach every node connected with that network .