Data security is one of the main issues involving Information Technology (IT), being one of the biggest concerns of corporations. When it comes to in-cloud technology, the scenario is no different, given that there is an interest in strengthening protective measures.

In general, cloud security precautions need to be in accordance with the planning of its implementation. The thinking must also change, since the cloud changes the relationship between users with the technology tools and resources, which were gathered within the company. Servers, ERPs and other tools migrate from the company's physical environment.

One of the interesting aspects of the cloud concerns the remote access of applications that are part of the operations, which increases the challenges for protecting the data necessary for the progress of processes. Hence the importance of planning the security mechanisms that will be adopted in the Cloud in order to reduce risks. Here are three important steps to your cloud implementation strategy.

1. Choose a partner that meets your needs

The initial step to secure the company's information in the cloud is the choice of partners that can meet the business demands. The ideal is to choose companies that undergo independent audits and offer adequate support. That is why it is essential to research the possibilities, to know the security solutions that the supplier presents. Among the relevant aspects in this regard is security against intrusions, backup of stored data, action plans, access to previous versions of updated files, among others.

2. Encrypt files and be careful with passwords

Encoding the files is of great importance, as it ensures that only authorized employees and managers can access them. Ideally, encoding should be performed before storage in the cloud or using the solution provided by the supplier. Regardless of typing, it is necessary that the encoded file can only be deciphered by the access points of the users who obtain the password.

Since we mentioned passwords, it is worth noting that this is one of the most vulnerable points, mainly because it involves the human factor. Most of them are easily discovered by intruders, as there are no rules and standards that establish strong passwords, as well as their periodic change. Also try to run applications via VPN (Virtual Private Network).

3. Customize access

Threats to data security come from different sides, one of them is within your company. To solve this problem, it is necessary to maintain and update the access profiles with authorizations so that each employee and sector can perform their function. The measure starts from the premise that not all people can change, download or have access to certain information and documents, which streamlines the levels of responsibility. In addition, they foresee possible problems and risks related to security in the cloud.


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Sky.One Team

This content was produced by SkyOne's team of cloud and digital transformation experts.