Cloud computing is starting to gain heat with its varying promises and benefits. For those who are unfamiliar to the term, cloud computing is referred to as a term for the delivery of hosted services over the Internet. It’s flexible, it’s convenient and it’s growing rapidly. A McKinsey & Company’s research suggests that 80% of the large companies in North America are interested in using cloud services where corporate spending on public-cloud environment will grow to more than $70 billion in 2015.
It is generating tractions and popularity; but with every silver lining, there is a flip-side which is security.
Here are several tips to improve the mobile side of cloud security.
GET STRONG SECURE AUTHENTICATION SCHEMES
Security issues are one of the greatest concerns that companies grapple with in their decision making processes to adopt cloud security technologies. To avoid security hoax and hacks, find access control solutions that possess strong authentication schemes.
With multi-factor or even a two factor authentication, companies can better defend against hacks. Enforcing fingerprint on the phone, SSO (Single-Sign-On) or even Google Auth Login helps to go beyond the standard password.
ENCRYPT YOUR DATA
Encrypt your data to make them unreadable to unauthorized readers. Most popular cloud security technology services are already offering encryption for your data. If you still feel insecure, you could create a second layer of encryption to protect them. There are dozens of tutorials available on the web such as PCWorld’s “How To Encrypt Almost Anything”.
LEVERAGE SAAS TECHNOLOGIES FOR GREATER WORK FLEXIBILITY
Cloud security computing technologies make workplace and their data easier to manage but easy does not necessarily mean less complicated. Knowing what the features and technological capabilities of your cloud security technologies allows you and your IT manager to adapt and streamline the technology into your workflow. Conditional automation and setting up strong rules and policies around how one software can trigger events in another software helps to improve security in general. An example would be: Only if I am registered to be at my workplace I am able to access certain files on my phone.