- Advanced Encryption Protocols. Some cloud providers use data encryption that meets military-grade standards. I also covered this topic in last month’s CloudTalk blog, in an article titled, “Will The NSA’s PRISM Scandal Put Your Cloud Sales On Hold?” In the article, I made the point that “even if a cloud provider had a highly intelligent rogue employee who was able to bypass the provider’s video surveillance and internal security systems and steal data (highly unlikely), or if they were required to turn over data to the NSA, if the data on the cloud servers was encrypted, the data would be unreadable.”
- Paper Documents Are Harder To Secure Than you Think. This is a really good point that’s easy to overlook: One of the most common ways identity thieves get access to personal information isn't the Internet, it’s through paper documents that either aren't kept in a safe place, or they're discarded documents that aren't properly shredded.
- Access to Backup. Have you ever been in another country and had your wallet/purse stolen? If you have copies of your driver’s license, credit cards, and other important documents stored in the cloud, all you need is Internet access to verify your identity and cancel your cards. Reacting quickly is an important key to minimizing the damages from identity theft.
Think Identity Theft Is Greater in the Cloud? Think Again.
As cloud computing platforms and offerings continue to mature, more businesses are seriously considering the cloud as a viable option for their mission-critical IT applications. As is often the case, consumers have already been there, done that with online banking, heal.. Continue