In this day and age, cyber security is a very important and well sought after commodity. Unfortunately there are many people with ill intent for your information and the things you might put on the internet. Thankfully with cloud service security, it has never been safer and easier to protect your files in a cloud environment. Besides, it is absolutely necessary for an SME (small/medium enterprise) to develop a general sense of sustainability and protection in its online presence.
It is much easier and much less worrying to have your data in a cloud, because after all, you won’t lose it, everything will be backed up and protected in its new cloud environment. Although just having your data backed up is not enough, so one practice many people use is data encryption. Data encryption is the process of encoding information. This encoding changes the original representation of the information in the file, known as plaintext, into an alternate form known as ciphertext. This change allows you to pick and choose who can view the information, as only authorized users and clients can decipher a ciphertext into plaintext and access the original information. This method is very safe and it can be used by one person, or an SME, whenever it is deemed necessary.
There are many tests that will create scenarios to see how breachable and how likely to be tampered with your new system is. Thankfully because it’s still cloud systems security, it is very efficient and price effective to run these tests.
It would be good common practice to always check which type of cloud computing is being used. Firstly there are public cloud services, and these include software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (laaS). Private cloud services that are run by a public cloud provider have applications that provide a strong environment for the data. It is dedicated to serving one customer most often. Private cloud services that are run by the internal staff of a business are a bit different than an average data center, where said staff runs a cloud environment that they can control. In hybrid cloud services, public and private cloud system settings can be combined, workloads and data based on certain factors such as security, operations and overall cost. Operations will usually involve internal staff, and the cloud provider.