Encryption in The Cloud – How safe is your data?

Cloud technology can add a whole new layer of protection to your data backup system. However, it’s important to recognize that there’s one key difference between cloud service providers that will determine how safe your data is.  When stored data – aka “data at rest” (vs. data in transit) – is encrypted, some cloud services keep the decryption key in their software. If hackers get that key, they can get your data.  That’s why it’s important when selecting a cloud service provider to be informed about their security measures.  Before choosing, compare encryption methods.  It pays to know that your company’s digital property is safe – and will be there when you need it.