Still Afraid Of The Cloud? Start Using It Right
CEO Gabriel Shaoolian Is Featured on Forbes
There's no doubt the "era of cloud computing" foretold by Bill Gates (and many others) is here. The cloud has taken the world by storm, with everyone from small business owners to large organizations (as well as consumers and families) racing to free up their hard drives by moving their goods to the cloud.
Then came the legions of stories about the security threats. (The Cloud Security Alliance reported the top 9 threats to cloud computing in 2013. Data breaches, data loss and account or service hijacking topped the list - for a full description, John Fontana recently covered the issues for ZDNet.)
What's the solution? Last month, FORBES reporter Karsten Strauss presented an answer in the form of Duvon Corp's soon-to-be-launched "cloud locker" which, when you examine it closely, is simply another version of - you guessed it - a traditional hard drive, in the form of a 250 GB device that sits on your desk.
As end-users of cloud computing and storage, we should diligently practice and enforce the security procedures cloud technology providers have put into place. Research your providers. Choose them carefully. Take the time to review the detailed tutorials your provider provides. Follow their instructions to fully secure your accounts.