The COVID-19 pandemic has profoundly affected the economy, social life, and the way we work. With a large number of employees working from home, companies need to put a bigger focus on cloud security solutions.

What is a cloud data leak?

A cloud data leak is when sensitive business data stored in a private cloud instance gets exposed to the internet accidentally. Cloud leaks can lead to serious consequences, including not only putting customers’ personal information at risk but also bringing devastating effects on the company’s credibility.

What are some examples of cloud data leaks?

Thousands of people who use Ring cameras had their personal information exposed in 2019. The log-in information for more than 3000 Ring owners was compromised in a data leak, exposing emails, passwords, time zones, and the names given to specific Ring cameras. Even though Ring stated that their security team had no evidence of an unauthorized intrusion or compromise of Ring’s systems or network after a thorough investigation, the issue of cybersecurity in video surveillance is still unsettling and the public is concerned about the network vulnerability and whether their data will leak.

What are potential cyber vulnerabilities in security systems?

There are many factors that contribute to the vulnerability of a network. It’s a common misconception that it’s more important to protect businesses from high profile threats, when it’s instead key to get the basics right and hence a well-maintained network shall be the priority, including setting up strong passwords, legal systems, and well-trained personnel.

Another consideration, however, is the possibility for security cameras to use a default username and password. This log-in info could enable an attacker to open a remote shell. Furthermore, the media tends to love reporting hacked camera stories since they are attention-grabbing and emotion-stirring. According to the professional, however, security cameras are not fundamentally different from other smart devices. Consumers and enterprises with unpatched networked devices could be at risk, no matter what type of device they are.

How does Netvue deal with data protection?

Keeping customers’ privacy and security is always an essential consideration of Netvue’s product. In the past 11 years, Netvue has maintained a record of 0 data leak issues. Since January 2012, starting collaborating with AWS, Netvue Cloud has been able to provide a more stable and secure data storage service, which allows you to gain access to your data from our global node distribution. It also enables the cloud platform to maintain within the 24-hour annual downtime cap. By using the world-leading security system, we strive to maintain high interface, transmission, device, and client security. Hence, your account is fully under control and we keep your data safe.

July 12, 2021 — Chenxuan Shen

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