The security of data stored in the cloud is becoming more tenuous. Cloud hacks are becoming increasingly prominent and problematic. This is causing concern that a trend is beginning just when individuals, companies and institutions are relying on cloud technology now more than ever to keep their data secure. This interesting topic came to us from CSO Online in their article, “How cloud storage solutions are evolving to fight hackers.”

In reality, there is almost nothing standing in between an experienced hacker and a centralized cloud platform. This is causing many companies to look ahead and design a new breed of storage solutions to provide more security. The answer just might be decentralized, blockchain-backed cloud platforms.

A decentralized cloud has the potential to provide more security to any individual or company’s data. Because all movements of data are tracked on the blockchain, it is impossible to manipulate or delete data without the user’s permission.

Melody K. Smith

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