Every Friday here on In The Personal Cloud we’ll be presenting a roundup of links highlighting popular and rising news stories from the world of the cloud and online security. Everything from news regarding hacking and how to be secure to advancements in the field of cloud computing. Stay tuned to In The Personal Cloud each Friday to remain up to date on everything you need to know.
How to encrypt your cloud storage for free – Free is always nice and PC World shows us a free way to encrypt our personal cloud storage. The process is fast, painless, and user friendly. In just a few minutes you can rest easier at night knowing someone isn’t digging through that remote server of yours. [PC World]
5 (more) key cloud security issues – As cloud computing becomes more widespread so does its security vulnerabilities. CSO identifies some security concerns that aren’t always considered. Do you know about these 5 security issues? [CSO]
Mobile Monday: personal cloud will replace PC by 2014 – During Technically Philly’s weekly Mobile Monday, a speaker quoted Forrester Research saying that more than 100 million people use personal cloud services (not including email). Forrester Research also claims that by 2014 the personal cloud will replace the PC. [Technically Philly]
Cloud Computing Security Risks – With cloud computing growing so quickly, security research is not able to keep up with the constant advances of the technology. Using certain advanced procedures such as hypervisor can make your company’s cloud even more vulnerable if improperly configured. Cloud Provider USA reviews some of the advanced security risks at large for cloud users. – [Cloud Provider USA]
How Small Businesses Can Optimize Their IT Efficiency And Costs With Cloud Computing - Many times small businesses that do not strategize correctly lose efficiency when switching to cloud computing. When used correctly, cloud computing can help small businesses optimize in such a way that gives their business a critical edge over their competitors. Cloud Tweaks offers four ways cloud computing can optimize a small business. [Cloud Tweaks]