Whether you work at home or run a small business, you probably have invested in security and the Cloud – but how can you make sure your data is protected?
Remote work and self-employment is here to stay, making it even more necessary to invest in security and the Cloud to keep your data safe, secured and backed up.
So, what do you need to know about the Cloud? Here are some ways to make sure you know you are protected. Read on:
Unfortunately, being unaware of using the service also means that people aren’t always as protected as they should be, and it is becoming increasingly important to know how to secure your information on the cloud.
If you use a cloud service, make sure it uses encryption – both in the cloud and on your device. This encryption protects your data, so people with bad intent can’t get their hands on your private data.
It’s always a good idea to read the user agreements before you sign up for a cloud – make sure the company you choose is doing everything they can to protect your data. And pay attention when they update privacy policies, as well, as things can change.
You can keep an eye on your privacy settings as well, making sure data isn’t available publicly.
If you aren’t using strong passwords and two-factor authentication, you could be giving hackers the keys to your kingdom. Make sure your cloud has a strong password, generally with 12 characters or more and with no identifying information in it (kids or pets names, for example. And if TFA is available, use it. We know it can be kind of a pain, but so is a data breech.
At Quality PC, can help you and your small business with Cloud security. Contact us today to ask how we can help.