The twenty-first century brought with itself great advances in computing and technology. Of these, Cloud Computing has been one of the most dominant ones. By offering pooling of resources, a wide network access, on-demand self-service, measured service, and flexibility, it has emerged as a preferred alternative for storing information and utilizing assets across a network. Further, it is available to users in various models like PaaS or Platform as a Service, IaaS or Infrastructure as a Service, and SaaS or Software as a Service. Today, we will explore the major challenges of setting up a secure cloud computing environment and offer some workable solutions around them.
Security-Related Challenges while setting up a Cloud Computing Environment
- The possibility of a data breach
- Vulnerability to DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack
- The need to ensure that information flows across the entire network in a secured manner
- Management of vulnerabilities or bugs in the system
- User account getting hijacked
- Presence of APT parasites
- Factors leading to the loss of data
- Risks associated with multiple tenants of the cloud
- Interfaces or APIs getting hacked
If we were to sum it up, then ensuring a secure Cloud Computing network would involve taking all the security measures for an on-site server in addition to Cloud-related security measures. Let’s look at some ways in which you can manage the security challenges.
1. A written document about the Security Policies
Before availing the services of a Cloud provider, make sure that you ask him to share a written document which details the policies and plan pertaining to the security of the Cloud. This will help you understand the approach towards security and offer an assurance about the priority assigned by the provider to the security of his services.
2. Introduce Multi-factor authentication
While all user accounts have a password, it is usually not enough to secure their accounts. Hence, it is necessary to have multi-factor authentication set up to keep hijacking at bay. Apart from the password, the users must input an OTP as an added layer of security.
3. Encryption and Security Tools
This is a no-brainer. Use the latest available encryption technology, antivirus, and antimalware tools. You can also introduce a firewall if necessary.
4. Regular Backups
Backups are the fall-back option in case of any disaster. While most cloud providers offer a backup option as a part of their services, it is important to regularly take your own backup too. If you are making a lot of changes to the system every day, then you must back up on a daily basis too. And remember, your backups need encryption as well.
5. Choice of the Cloud model
There are many types of Cloud models available today like private clouds, public clouds, multi-cloud systems, and hybrid clouds. You must choose the model which is best suited to your activities. For example, if your cloud computing system would deal with a lot of critical and confidential information and low volumes, then a private cloud would be ideal for you. On the other hand, if the data is not so confidential and the volumes are very high, then you might want to opt for a public cloud. A hybrid cloud and multi-cloud systems offer you the flexibility to create a computing environment tailored to your needs.
Cloud computing is used in an array of services like Cloud storage platforms, Cloud Hosting services, Cloud communication systems, etc. In many cases, the entire organisation’s data relies on the security of the Cloud environment. Follow these tips and ensure that your cloud computing environment is secure. Do let us know about the tools that you use to keep your Cloud environment secure in the comments section below.
How WP Reset Plugin Can Help WordPress Developers Improve Their Development Speed?
WordPress is the most popular content management system for developing websites and blogs. It provides a multi-user platform with simple interface that anyone can use. Sometimes you could mess up your whole site, while trying out new features, or while customizing the themes.
If things get totally out of hand, you will have to reset your whole website, which means you have to reinstall WordPress altogether. The good news is that with the help of WP Reset, you can reset WordPress websites in the quickest and most convenient ways possible.
WP Reset is a WordPress plugin that allows users to reset their pages completely, without having to reinstall WordPress. The Croatian company Web Factory Ltd that has made this plugin has specifically designed this to help on-developers use WordPress easily.
How does the WP reset plugin work?
This plugin can be installed and activated easily by the steps mentioned below.
- Step 1: Go to the WP Reset plugin’s page and download it. You can install the plugin by going to wp-admin then plugins and add new.
- Step 2: In wp-admin, click on tools where you get a WP reset option.
- Step 3: Click on that option and read all the instructions provided carefully to understand what will be deleted and what will not. Also, remember that you cannot undo the reset.
- Step 4: You have to type in the action word “reset” and press the Reset WordPress button.
What will happen to the user who is currently logged in?
If your WordPress page has a few different users installed with a few different roles, then when you reset your page, all other users and their identifications get deleted except for an admin account. You will have to again log in and log out of the current user who is logged in.
To find the correct admin ID, you can initially use a single admin ID and give the other users other roles. In this way, you will not forget the ID.
How to use the plugin?
When you click on tools, you will find a new menu option after you have installed the plugin. If you want to reset, then you can clock on it and you will see numerous options to take action. For example, you can check the box for only resetting the theme, or the other plugins, or the content, etc.
When can you use this plugin?
This plugin is helpful if you want to develop your WordPress page and want to try different settings. It is more of a development tool than a plugin. You can revert to any of the changes instead of having to manually reset the whole page every time.
The above-mentioned information shows how this plugin can make your WordPress use easier and quicker.
If you are reluctant about resetting your entire website, you could consider the WP redirect option. It can help in regaining the traffic from your existing web pages or posts, before removing them completely.
At long last No Wires! Manual for Using an EVDO Internet Access Card and Router for Trade Shows
In February 2006 D-Link, an outstanding switch organization, and Kyocera, a notable phone items maker, propelled an item that will upset how public expo exhibitors will access broadband Internet get to.
Much of the time exhibitors didn’t have numerous choices when it came to Internet access at expos, in truth there was extremely just one. You either leased it from the show creation organization or did without. At certain demonstrates the day by day access rate was $500 or more. Presently there is a choice. In the previous year remote access through mobile phone frameworks has expanded at an amazing rate and that entrance is currently accessible in an arrangement that can be shared by different clients.
The innovation is called EVDO and this is the thing that phone bearers Verizon Wireless and Sprint use to disseminate a remote broadband sign to its endorsers. A run of the mill arrangement incorporates a record with one of these suppliers, a PC and an entrance card that attachments into the PC card space or PCMCIA Slot. This arrangement is fine if just a single client needed access, however imagine a scenario in which you needed to make a wired or remote system.
This is the place the “upheaval” takes place…the EVDO switch. This switch, accessible at Kyocera and at D-Link sooner rather than later, empower you to take the entrance card and offer it by means of a wired or remote access. Comparative innovations existed before this switch turned out, yet they weren’t charged as moderate choices. The Kyocera EVDO Router has a road cost of $250 – $300. These are the things you will require so as to utilize this innovation.
Web Access Account – $60-$100 per month* – Verizon Wireless or Sprint
EVDO PC Card – $50-$200**
EVDO Router – $250-$300***
Absolute – $1740-$2900 – in light of 24 Months of Service
*see specialist organization’s sites for subtleties and offers.
**see specialist organization’s sites for subtleties and offers.
***see equipment supplier’s sites for subtleties and offers.
As of now, most specialist organizations expect you to sign a two year contract for both a telephone and Internet access to get their least rate so please verify whether administration (Verizon Coverage, Sprint Coverage) and what plans are accessible in your general vicinity. The all out expense of two years of administration and equipment can be equivalent to what one organization pays for access at one show so you can see the staggering worth. You additionally have the utilization of an innovation that empowers you to approach the Internet day in and day out/365 without the need of any wires.
At the point when EVDO is combined with best in class compact batteries then the innovation can be utilized in manners never envisioned. Envision lashing on a confined outdoors knapsack that has a convenient battery, workstation, and an EVDO card connected to the EVDO switch. Likewise connected to the switch is a web-cam that has been appended to a cap that is your responsibility. You presently have a remote, versatile, go anyplace webcasting arrangement. Couple this arrangement with a remote bluetooth headset that fittings into an EVDO telephone (particular telephone that can be utilized with the switch) and now you can give intuitive voyages through the show floor with two-way correspondence that is communicated back to a site. Different uses incorporate POS frameworks and charge card approval frameworks.
As far as I can tell, EVDO won’t just set aside a large number of exhibitors’ cash however it has made another degree of network for our industry. It will likewise be utilized to make a totally different classification of public exhibition encounters and for me that is the most energizing part!