I and welcome to lessen 3.3 off the End User Cyber Fundamentals course.
This lesson will be focused on the cons of public cloud storage.
In this lesson, you will learn about specific cons of public cloud storage
Even if you do not give anyone access to your cloud storage, you do not really know who has access to it.
Although I mentioned security as a pro in the previous lesson
because cloud providers are probably going to have stronger security around your data,
then you would have at home.
But they are also a bigger target.
Hackers will always go after the largest bucket of data
as opposed to an individual account.
You will be dependent on the Internet.
The Internet is the only way to access the public cloud.
If you have no Internet access or there is trouble somewhat along the path off the Internet to the cloud provider,
then you will not have access to your data
dependent on having a good Internet connection.
If you do not have a good Internet connection,
doing certain things like watching videos that you have stored in the public cloud
may not work so well.
Now let's review some cloud storage tips.
Always ensure your connection to the cloud provider is encrypted and the U. R L starts with H T. T. P s.
You should always encrypt any sensitive data
or any pictures or videos that you would not want anyone else to see.
Should your accounts or the cloud provider get breached, your data will be protected.
If you access your cloud storage with just a password,
please ensure it is a very strong password.
Or better yet, ah, past phrase. And always opt for the two factor authentication. If possible,
you should not use personal public storage accounts to store company information.
This puts the company at risk as the company will no longer have control over the data
work and personal storage accounts should be separate.
Do I need to encrypt my data if the Internet connection uses https?
Yes, you should consider encrypting any data or media that is sensitive in nature or that you would not want anyone to see
should the storage provider experience a data breach
or your password gets compromised,
your data will still be safe
We discussed the cons off public cloud storage.
We also discussed additional tips to ensure your data is secure.
We also talked about not sharing your personal and work storage accounts.
Thank you, and I will see you in the next lesson.