Short post today, happy fourth of July!
How should you protect cloud services? Do you need to protect cloud services? It depends.
Some cloud services, such as business software, may be fine without any additional protection from you. Quickbooks online, Clio, and others generally do a good job protecting their services from harm. This means, while you need to do your diligence in protection such as password changes and 2 factor authentication, you can be confident that the cloud data and infrastructure is protected.
Other services like Google Apps, Office 365, email, and some websites require extra protection. While I was at a conference this week, we were shown a live demo of ransomware taking over an online email account. All the emails were encrypted, the content jumbled, and a nice email was sent to them that said “oops! Your emails are encrypted”. WHOA!!!!! Scary. The same thing can happen to some websites, google drive data, one drive data, and more. These services require active protection and backups to keep things safe, and help you recover if something does happen.
Stay safe out there today, and have a good day!