According to industry research firm Gartner, the worldwide market for cloud computing will grow 18.5 percent this year to $131 billion. One of the leading areas of adoption among companies of all sizes is file share and sync services such as Box, Dropbox, etc. These services are being used by employees whether the company sanctions them or not. So what steps can be taken to keep data private and secure in the cloud? Let’s look at the top three security priorities for any company that wants to protect their content in the cloud.
In today’s BYOD/cloud world, where companies have little control over where data may travel, information must be encrypted before it leaves the end station. To be effective, encryption should meet the following criteria.
First, the encryption must be strong. It’s best to use the most trusted and robust algorithms and make sure they are properly configured.