Monthly Security Tips: Not All Cloud Services Have Silver Linings

Do you store data in the cloud using services like Dropbox and iCloud? Do you know if your data is safe? Or could someone in Russia be laughing at your stored selfies? While these services allow you to access data from anywhere on any device, that convenience comes at a cost.

The November edition of OUCH!, a monthly security newsletter from the cybersecurity experts at SANS Institute, will teach you how to use the cloud securely. SANS reminds you when it comes to third party cloud services, choose wisely and actually read the terms of service to know how your information will be treated. Naturally, strong passwords are a must, along with thoughtful sharing.

If you’re looking for file sharing and collaboration in the cloud at The Ohio State University, be sure to check out BuckeyeBox, now with unlimited storage! You can reference this guide to learn what classifications of data can be safely stored using BuckeyeBox and other cloud services.