CUPERTINO, Calif., Aug. 28, 2012 – Around the world, data storage on cloud servers are raising questions about the reliability and security of storing personal data on cloud servers. Various service providers are investing more time and money on delivering better, more secure and faster services. Current research conducted by trend micro show that data security incidents have risen 43% to 46% from last year. Moreover, this research revealed that India had the highest incident of security breaches, which were at 67%. A survey conducted as part of this research also revealed that Japan was least likely to adopt cloud computing when compared to other nations. This fact couldn’t be truer as Japan already has the lowest usage level of public and private cloud services.
Despite these frightening figures, globally cloud usage and adaptation has significantly increased from 55% to 59%. India and Canada were rated top users of cloud services. As a result, this noteworthy increase in percentage can be credited due to widespread adoption of cloud computing in these nations. However, experts reveal that cloud computing should be growing at a quicker pace then it currently is. Experts strongly believe that data security is the number one reason why so many people are hesitant to adopt cloud computing. According to another survey conducted by an independent group, 53% of users are willing to adopt cloud computing if data security issues weren’t an apprehension. Newsoftwares.net, a Beaverton, Oregon based organization has taken positive steps in resolving cloud server security related concerns. Their flagship software, Folder Lock enables users to upload their encrypted data securely using SSL technology. Data is stored within encrypted lockers and is virtually impossible to hack. In a nutshell, users are able to password protect folders in an encrypted locker which can be uploaded securely onto a cloud server.