How much do you store on the cloud? Start pulling all of your data now

February 21, 2020

How much do you store on the cloud? Start pulling all of your data now

With the new technology updates that have been around for the last couple of years, you may have noticed more data moving online.

While on one hand, this may seem like a better move. There is no more storing of multiple hard drives and then searching through each one when you are looking for something specific. Now everything can instantly be at your fingertips and available for you or someone you are working with. This promoting working alongside other people and trust within your organization.

On paper, this sounds great, but the latest reports show that these cloud-based data services such as Dropbox, Google Drive, Amazon, Microsoft, etc. are actually highly susceptible to cyber-attacks.

With the average company using over 2000 cloud services and applications, many are at risk if any of these are attacked. This could mean mass amounts of private information that is stored for business or personal reasons, could be turned over to the highest bidder. 

While it is on us to make sure we are aware of any suspicious behavior, these companies also need to make sure that they are correctly auditing their users. It was found that over 90% of the attacks that are happening with the cloud, comes from users of Amazon Web Services. One of many reasons to pull away from Amazon if you are a current or prospective user. If Amazon and other cloud services are able to correctly audit their users then these attacks may go down in the future.

For now, as data gets smaller and more affordable we recommend storing sensitive business and personal data on external hard drives. The latest ones are smaller than ever before and hold just as much if not more than cloud services.

Outside of the cloud, you need to be aware of how your devices are interacting with the digital world. Faraday Sleeves allow your devices to connect and disconnect from the grid at will.





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