How to Stay Safe With Cloud Storage

Online file storage is a booming industry with companies boasting millions of new customers over the past few years. The popularity of cloud storage is not surprising. It is also not surprising that security problems plague the industry. With a high-profile hacking effort on a company, it is understandable to wonder whether the storage of online files is truly safe.

Cloud will never be safe from a hacker as locking things in a fireproof safe in the bank, but there are certain precautions that you can take to protect your digital assets.

1. Choose the right provider

The best thing you can do to keep your files safe in Cloud is to choose the right storage provider. Some storage companies such as only have better records for salvation than others. There are two things to look for in storage providers. First, look for a zero-knowledge backup provider.

Zero-knowledge backup means that the company keeps such strict security standards that not even employees of the company can get into your data. The second thing to look for is encryption. Make sure your file storage provider encrypts files before transmission and during transmission. Modern encryption methods cannot be solved by even the most powerful computers.

2. Encryption before you upload

No matter who you choose for cloud storage, you must give a little trust in them. Even if they promise the best security standards in the world, you still have to believe that what they say is true. If you have very sensitive information and you don't want to take the smallest risk, you can encrypt your own files before uploading them.