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Protecting Cloud Data After Edward Snowden

Whistle-blower Edward Snowden has had a significant impact on the storage of data and the precautions that businesses and governments are going to have to take to protect it.

Snowden leaked secrets about the NSA that showed clear evidence about past and present surveillance of countless individuals and their data transfers. The leak was a blow to national security and to trust in the systems that are meant to protect us. Yet according to CRN, it also impacts cloud storage.

Cloud enthusiasts have spent a long time alleviating worries about hackers and malicious entities stealing data, but now there is a new threat from governments monitoring data that needs to be considered.

One sensible option is to encrypt all of the data that you upload into the cloud. Most cloud providers will allow you to do so and keep control of the encryption key so that no one but your company can access the data.

Source: http://www.crn.com.au/News/354418,protecting-data-in-the-cloud-post-snowden.aspx