It has never been a better time to take advantage of the cloud. There are so many benefits to going paperless, from accessing your data anywhere to being environmentally friendly. But before you start saving all your important documents and files up in the cloud, you need to know how to keep them as private as possible. In this article, find out what E2E encryption is and why it’s essential to protect your sensitive data from unauthorized people.
Personal data breaches are becoming more and more common, so it’s better to be safe than sorry!
How to be safe in the cloud?
If you’re like most people, you work with sensitive data at some point or another. It might be the files you’re able to access because of your job; it could also be the payments you make online. When this data is stored in the cloud, it’s vital to ensure that others can’t get to it. Cloud encryption manages this by ensuring that even if someone gets their hands on your login information, they won’t be able to find the files without your password.
To save sensitive data to the cloud, use end-to-end (E2E) encryption. Some professional services, such as Tresorit, offer this out of the box, but most free solutions don’t, including Apple, Google, and Microsoft. Although they use an encrypted channel for data transmission, our data is only encrypted on the provider’s server. With Boxcryptor, we can address the lack of E2E encryption.
Setting up Boxcryptor: Boxcryptor knows about 30 different cloud providers, but the free version can only be used with one provider and two devices. Once installed, create an account in the software to log in to Boxcryptor, but you can also work with your account without any synchronization or permission management.
Integrate cloud storage: Boxcryptor appears as a virtual drive in the Explorer, default under the X: letter. This can be used in the same way as any other folder; cloud services such as OneOrive or Google Drive can be connected to it in the settings.