With the advent of cloud computing, it has become increasingly possible for man’s business interests to take a more mobile approach. It is no longer necessary to lug a laptop around, just to do business on the run. Sure, you might want key infrastructure in a central location, but such systems are easier and easier to connect with using smaller smart phones, phablets, and tablets.
But with all this great technology making even our ability to do business more mobile friendly, since mobile devices do not have to hold massive stores of data that can alternatively be uploaded to a cloud structure, it still begs the question of how safe our data is with respect to the current level of technology available to business owners.
Data Breeches In The News
We here it all the time, a news report on the television warning consumers that their sensative financial data may have been compromised. At first this does not seem to give consumers much confidence in the technological means that are available to companies, if these technoligies are being circumvented by hackers, who seem to be able to acquire sensative data like a kid in a candy store. Yet, to maintain our current mobile lifestyle, we are nevertheless dependent on remaining confident in these technologies, even if improvements in their depth of security are slow to emerge to the surface, repelling hackers with precision and skill.
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Ways To Improve Data Security
Typically, advancements in the area of improving the security of sensative data arise from two areas of thought. Either our technology, in this case our cloud structures, must be augmented by better data encryption techniques, or the way the cloud functions must itself throw up considerable roadblocks to potential hackers. In the case of encryption techniques, there is the potential for encryption methods that are simply too hard to crack, which would go a long way to preserving sensitive data from being compromised inside the cloud. Alternatively, producing better authentication methods, to ensure that only the right people are allowed access to retrieve sensitive data is perhaps the greater problem at present. The security protocols that govern who has access to what in the cloud is heavily dependent on the notion that another person has not assumed the identity and the pass codes of an authorized person, using these means to take advantage of the vulnerabilities of the system to acquire the information they desire to have access to. Even if the hacker does not have this information, often they can still gain access by exploiting any observable cracks in the security of the cloud itself or in mobile apps being used to access information in the cloud. This in turn suggests that more elaborate testing methods are a key aspect of the security associated with cloud technology to learn how to better protect the information within the cloud from outside attacks. Stricter regulations on apps may be another key area of focus to help prevent cloud systems from being so easily compromised, which is often an open door for hackers to acquire sensitive information needed to access the cloud that a mobile device is communicating with.