-  IT Security   -  Are My Files Really Safe If I Store Them in the Cloud?

We are producing more data than ever before. According to computer giant IBM, more than 2.5 quintillion bytes is produced every day and it’s growing fast. There were an estimated 6.4 billion connected “things” in 2016, up 30% from the previous year. We are also continuously sending and receiving data over digital networks. This unstoppable growth is unsustainable if we don’t act smart and manage the chunks of Big data that we all produce, store, and constantly share.

What could be a better way than Cloud storage to ease the strain on bandwidth, storage, and backup solutions?  However, one question that comes to mind is how secure is the data on Cloud? In this article, we are going to answer this query:

In the Cloud?

Millions of users store their data on Cloud. Google Drive, Amazon Drive, Dropbox, Box, Microsoft One Drive is extremely popular among organizations and businesses to store their data. But there is always a doubt as to how secure is your data on the Cloud? Since Cloud storage is the present and Future of digital transformation, let’s understand why the data stored on Cloud cannot be cracked and how you can boost its security.

Who Holds the Keys?

Commercial data stored on Cloud is encoded with a specific encryption key. Without it, the data files will look gibberish – data with no meaning. So, if a hacker tries to steal your data he cannot use it without decrypting it. What can maximize your Cloud storage security? If you increase its security by adding one more security layer, by encrypting your data at your end through smart encryption software. Now upload this self-encoded file for extra security authentication. However, to add an extra key you should follow the safety steps carefully because if a user loses the password, the data is irretrievable. You can take help of a trusted Cloud Computing Service Provider.

An Extra Key – Take Backup & Protect Yourself

Get an extra key to protect your data through Cloud-based backup services. Relying on an internal team to do backups can be risky and prone to human error. By automating this step in your Cloud server you will add an extra level of security. They are part of a new trend in which everything you produce or consume on the internet, at work or at home becomes part of your Cloud server. Now you can access the old data anytime and anywhere from a trusted computer.

Choose ICTechnology as Your Trusted ICT Partner

To establish strong reliable backup processes for your organization go for a Trusted Managed Cloud Service Provider. Cloud Service from ICTechnology let you harness the power of Cloud to increase efficiency, enhance communication, inspire collaboration and simplify teamwork. Get started today!

For more information on data safety on Cloud Storage, please speak with our ICT Consultants at 1300 123 428 or write us at Stay tuned to our Facebook and LinkedIn page for more cloud service or security updates.

Ibrahim has grown the ICTechnology team from a one-man show to the amazing team they have today. With over 15 years’ experience, his strive to improve and better himself is obvious, as he mentors the team and leads with passion.