Cloud computing has coherently paved a way for smarter use of the competency offered by the Internet. Businesses of different profiles including public authorities consider it as an unmatched development in the field of information and communication technology (ICT), which unbeatably augments business operations and improves management and services. Technically, cloud technology differs from conventional ICT arrangements. One of the key differentiators that part existing ICT from latest cloud technology is that users need not to store their data on PCs, pen drives, and USB drives. That is a foremost cloud advantage.

Cloud implementation will be only successful if data security and visitor traffic is handled in a very watchful and well-organized way from the day first. A research reveals that business-critical data is held insecurely on hard drives in majority of workstations and computers.

Below are a few online data  security measures, which every cloud service provider must follow, and users should only choose the provider's adhering to it:

Protection: Complete user information and access rights should be protected against unauthorized users access and infestation. As all the information resides in the cloud, it is inevitable to implement adequate security measures such as biometric access, CCTV surveillance, and uniformed security personnel round the clock. Moreover, the storage capacity, data transmission, and information usage must be digitally protected using HTTPS, SSL, PGP, or PGP technology.

Privacy: Privacy measures should be implemented in such a way that no one can access it. This can be efficiently ensured by password authentication and attribute based authentication. Recoverability: Information stored in the cloud is subjected to integrity tests in order to ensure its recoverability. The cloud provider should replicate the data to different systems and take regular backups for unstoppable business performance.

Compliance: Regulatory, legal and contractual requirements should be efficaciously defined for all segments of information system. Cloud hosting providers must comply with all internal and external regulations, and standards.

Moreover, cloud service providers need to ensure that data integrity is protected and it cannot be mishandled, duplicated or deleted without proper authentication.