Importance of Secure Data within the Cloud
In a day in when identity theft it not only at its highest but at its most dangerous, securing your messages and data across the Internet has now become that much more important. If you leave any pertinent or important information unprotected for seconds, you could spend the next 7 -10 years paying for the consequences. From a simple message about a location in which you will be at, to the last four of your social security number, thieves will use whatever is available to them in order to take advantage of what you have worked so hard to have.
With the popularity of cloud computing, this has become even more important than before. Cloud computing offers many great capabilities as not only do you not have to pay for extra storage in order to house the data or someone to manage this storage, but most times it comes at a lower price than if you were to maintain it yourself. For those facts alone, it is a very intriguing option. Which is why it is more important to make sure that all of your data is well protected?
There are many things that need to be taken into account when you not only want to have secure messaging but secure data transfer as well. The number one thing is reliability of the servers. You need these servers to not only be available to you as the owner of the data but you need the reliability of the proper security for that data. There are many applications out there that can secure the data, from both a secure message and secure data transfer stand point, but it is ultimately up to the owner of the data to decide what is best for you. Whoever is hosting the owners data should have a solution available and it is important that the owner of the data realize what that solution is and understand how it will be protected. Having true policies and procedures needs to be a top priority for the owner of the data in order to keep the integrity of your message and data secure.
The difference between having an average security solution and advanced one could be a few bucks; however the payoff of securing the important information could save you more money in the future.