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How are cloud-based technologies affecting online security?

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How are cloud-based technologies affecting online security?

As corporates explore expansion, data handling, processing, sharing, and storage have become crucial. To enhance effectiveness in data usage, companies have resorted to the use of cloud-based technologies. These technologies, although highly effective in meeting the standards of data efficiency, have key concerns of security, especially the risk of hacking of cloud-based storages. These risks have raised the need for exploration of new and additional cloud-based security measures.

Use of encryption tools

To enforce data security, companies have implemented use of data encryption tools which seek to protect stored data from illegal hacking-based access. Such encryption tools come in handy in protecting the integrity of data during the process of data transmission, storage, and retrieval. The use of enhanced 256-bit encryption keys have made hacking of could-based data storage systems almost impossible to achieve. The decryption keys ensure that only the intended persons can access the data.

Use of secure data sharing channels

The essence of cloud-based storages is to make data sharing possible and with ease. Safe data sharing over the internet and intranet connectivity has been made possible through the use of Internet Protocol Security systems which essentially define the channels through which data should be sent. The encrypted channels prevent external infiltration from internet-based access channels.

Cloud-based traffic monitoring

Most modern-day cloud threats normally work by illegally interacting with cloud-stored data. If there were a way of eliminating this interaction, then such threats would be neutralized. To enforce data safety, it is important always to monitor the software which interacts with the cloud data. All API’s installed in the cloud data should also be monitored for infiltration by malware which compromises data security. Monitoring should also be done in the context of validation of all data-access requests. Pre-authentication of data access requests should be considered as a way of regulating and detecting malicious requests.

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