Is the cloud good for cybersecurity?

Sometimes cloud computing offers a security solution. Small to medium-size businesses are particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks such as ransomware because they don't have or haven't spent the resources on improving their cybersecurity

Is the cloud good for cybersecurity?

Sometimes cloud computing offers a security solution. Small to medium-size businesses are particularly vulnerable to cyberattacks such as ransomware because they don't have or haven't spent the resources on improving their cybersecurity

Cloud computing enables us to store our data in the cloud where we can access it regardless of what device we are using. This is great for convenience but can anyone really say this is secure?

A recent study showed that hackers are able to gain access to thousands of computers just by sending spam emails. Hackers are now hacking into the servers of large corporations and stealing financial information. Even governments are being hacked by foreign countries. How safe is the cloud?

The Cloud can be used to store sensitive personal information including passwords, credit card numbers, banking details, and medical records. A hacker could potentially hack into your computer at home, take control of it remotely, then steal your data and even alter it before deleting everything they stole. They would then be able to log into websites without your permission.

If you think about it, the cloud isn’t much different from storing files on someone else's hard drive. Both options rely on software to protect the data. However, the difference between the two is that the cloud allows users to share their data remotely instead of having it stored locally. A user’s data is encrypted while it’s being transmitted through the Internet, so only the owner of the original file can retrieve it.

In conclusion, the cloud is a convenient technology that offers many benefits, but it can be unsafe. Security measures must be taken when using the cloud. It's always better to store important files offline.