Protect Your Files On PC And In CLOUD
This is the most important thing to do in today’s world where you have an obligation to secure your data/files on your PC and in Cloud. Here are some tips by which you can secure your data and from data loss and account from hackers. Some top tips are:
KEEP YOUR DEVICE UPDATED: By updating your device and PC from time to time and by using the latest versions of Operating systems both on your PC and other devices tend to minimize security risks, old OS are more vulnerable to get hacked because of low security.
CREATE A STRONG PASSWORD: Establish a strong password for both your PC and Cloud Storage Account, use strong combinations of letters, numbers, and symbols. Don’t use short passwords or those who are easy to guess, also don’t share your password or send it in mails, If you tend to forget you password you can use Password Management App that can help you anytime, you can install it on your PC, Mobile Device and even on your browsers.
USE MICROSOFT DEFENDER: While uploading files on your Cloud, most cloud applications have an option of scanning files while you upload them, if there are any threats in the files they get removed instantly before they are stored in the Cloud, For the files which are in PC or Device they also need be cleaned so that the threats are eliminated, For Windows PC users there is the option of using Microsoft Defender instead of using any other Anti-Virus. This application provides real-time protection against threats, malware, spyware, etc. which lie around your browsers, emails, cloud, etc.
ENCRYPT YOUR HARD-DRIVE: Most users use BitLocker to encrypt local files, that way if your laptop is stolen or lost, there is no way that your data will be at risk, so it’s a good habit to encrypt your device and drives.
ENCRYPT YOUR MOBILE DEVICE: If you use cloud storage on your mobile device, it is best to secure it by enabling encryption both on your IOS or Android-based Mobile device, in any case, if your device is stolen or lost this measure protects your files from unauthorized access.
ADD SOME EXTRA SECURITY TO YOUR CLOUD ACCOUNT:
- Use Two-Factor Authentication: By using this security measure for your cloud account, it extra secures your account, whenever you login you have to enter the password, and then the next step will be either logging in using a Physical USB Authentication key or by your Fingerprint whichever you have chosen. This works if you log in from an untrusted device, even an untrusted network, etc., the best way to understand Two-factor authentication is if a hacker tries to impersonate you by using your Username and Password, he may get past the first step of authentication but when he reaches the second stage of authentication he will never crack or go through it because it requires your presence to login.
- Use encrypted cloud storage helps to secure the data inside the cloud. Once the encryption is on there is no way that your data will be at risk or exposed.
- Ransomware Protection, it is a form of cyberattack by which involves criminals encrypting your document, your files, and even your PC. You are then locked out of your PC until you pay a ransom, usually in form of Cryptocurrency. If your Cloud service provider offers you ransomware security, detection and recovery make sure to take it and sit back relaxed even if there will be a cyberattack your data will be secured in the cloud.
Privacy is a big point of concern in today’s world, Does your cloud provider search your files, videos, and content to target you for ads? Do they sell details about you to third parties? What a cloud provider may be entitled to do with your private files is worth testing. If you value privacy, consider choosing a service that does not sell your information to third parties, does not share your information without permission, and does not search your images, files, or personal content for advertising purposes. In the cloud, it is possible to keep your files extremely secure. Indeed, most suppliers of cloud storage have extensive security measures in place. However, you also bear some responsibility for protection in cloud storage. First, choosing a storage provider with the right combination of security controls in place is important. Then, it is up to you, such as using solid passwords, to engage in vigorous security practices yourself. You’re safe, so go for it! If you’re not using cloud storage, this may a good time to start.