If you’re using cloud applications while your employees are working from home, you are right to be concerned about data privacy and security. The company hosting your data is ultimately responsible for keeping hackers out of THEIR network, but most cloud breaches are due to USER ERROR.
Here are a few things you can easily do to improve security in the cloud:
Maintain a STRONG password of at least eight characters with numbers, symbols and both uppercase and lowercase letters. Do NOT make it easy, such as “Password123!” While that technically meets the requirements, a hacker could easily crack that.
Make sure the device you’re using to access the application is secure. You’ll need professional help installing and maintaining a strong firewall, antivirus and spam-filtering software. Don’t access your cloud applications with a device you also use to check social media sites and free e-mail accounts.
Back up your data. If the data in the cloud is important, make sure you’re downloading it from the application and backing it up in another safe and secure location. If your account gets hacked OR if the cloud company shuts down your account, you have a copy.
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