Sunday, 25 October 2015

German Government Gives Safety Tips For Cloud Use

More and more people are making use of cloud services, which both benefits and risks entails. The reason for the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), part of the German Ministry of the Interior, to various tips to give.

While cloud providers are responsible for the safety and the use of cloud services is easy, data should not simply be placed in the cloud, says the BSI. So data can be sent unencrypted through which others can intercept and it is not always clear where the data is stored. Following several recommendations, however, can be made safely use the cloud, says the BSI. The department recommends that only access the cloud via a secure system.

It should be a secure password for cloud services and set login to the cloud via an unsecured Wi-Fi network can be avoided. In addition, operators must read the terms and conditions of the cloud service and figure out the location of the data centers used. In the case of sensitive or important information which should only be stored encrypted in the cloud.Finally, users must check how their data is deleted from the cloud. Some cloud providers store backups namely in different data centers.

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