The cloud is something we have been hearing a lot about lately. It has quickly become a billion dollar industry and everyone, even if they don’t know it, is using a cloud service to save their data. From the iCloud for Apple products to the Google cloud, most major tech companies offer this service. On the surface the cloud seems like an easy way to save large amounts of information in one place. It saves money and can be accessed from anywhere. But is the cloud safe to use? The simple answer is no. No cloud system is completely safe. Find out what risks you take when you use a cloud service.
Every cloud service is unique. Meaning they all have different security measures, support systems and ways of managing their service. Because of this cloud users are never sure if the service they are using is the most secure. It also means that they can’t be guaranteed access to their cloud all the time. If a customer tries to gain access to their account, but the cloud is down due to an attack, how do they get their information? If they are lucky and using a service with good customer support they may get access immediately, but what if there is no customer service department? They may be waiting for hours, or even days before they see their data again. This can be scary for many people who solely use the cloud for information storage.
There will always be risks for those who choose to use cloud storage for their most sacred data. But the good news is there are other options for storage that can be utilized. Creating a home cloud using an network attached storage device will ensure that the data is secure and away from the prying eyes of Internet hackers. It connects to a computer, through a secure router allowing for remote access of information from anywhere. You get the same access as using an online cloud, just in a more secure format. Check out this article to learn more about how you can create your own personal cloud and access it remotely, from anywhere, using No-IP. Have you built your own cloud before? Let us know the setup you use in the comments below.