Is the Cloud Secure?
Our case this week was about cloud storage and document management. I am personally not a big fan of keeping my files “in the cloud.” This article defines the cloud as what we usually think about (Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, etc.), but also as Facebook (for pictures) and more.
My personal reasons for not using these services is partially security and privacy, but I also don’t feel like I need them. On the security and privacy front, the article states that most attacks hit traditional servers and not the cloud. I guess they forgot about the Celebgate in 2014. So, these companies hire the best security experts there is to protect themselves and your data. They do their best, but nothing is ever 100% secure. It only takes one small mistake for a hacker to find a way in. The article states that your data is better protected on the cloud because it would be mixed in with everyone else’s data. Which does make sense, but if they do find a way to get data off a Dropbox hack, you won’t be happy if it’s your data being published.
Do you truly trust these companies with your private photos and data?
What would you do if your data was stolen off of your cloud storage?
Did you consider Facebook as part of “the cloud”?