Securing sensitive files in the cloud

The beauty of the Cloud is that it brings important files into reach from wherever you are. But the typical rule of thumb with technology is, the more convenient it is the more vulnerable it is. So if you want to be able to work from anywhere, but the files you're using are sensitive. Read on to learn some tips on how to secure sensitive files in the Cloud.\


1. Change your password regularly. Most enterprise grade cloud storage have a feature to create a policy that will force users to change their passwords every 30 to 60 days. But even if it doesn't, create a reoccurring calendar event that reminds you to change your password.



2. Password protect mobile devices.  Any device that you use to access the files(phone or laptop) should be password protected.  These devices should also be configured to lock themselves if they've been idle for awhile.


3. Encrypt your devices. If your files are synced to your devices hard drive, it's important to encrypt it in case it's lost or stolen. Even if your device is password protected, it's possible to gain access to the files on the hard drive if it's not encrypted. The good news is Windows 10 Pro, OSX and most smart phones have the ability to be encrypted without any additional software.



As always, if you have any questions we're here to help. We hope this is useful!

About the Author Tim Dixon

Tim Dixon is the owner of Solve IT Security.

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