“NSA-Proof” Your Cloud Storage Data With SkyCrypt

| February 10, 2014 | 2 Replies

 

"NSA-Proof" Your Cloud Storage Data With SkyCrypt

“NSA-Proof” Your Cloud Storage Data With SkyCrypt

Chris Dougherty
VirtualThreat, Contributing Writer

 

These days we store huge amounts of data online. Individuals, schools, businesses and other organizations upload everything from corporate documents to private personal files using online cloud storage services.

With recent revelations about the NSA tapping into cloud-based giants like Yahoo and Google, it is becoming increasingly important for cloud storage users to take additional steps to secure their data. You can no longer blindly trust that your service provider is keeping your data secured and locked away from prying eyes. Networks get attacked, servers compromised and information is leaked. It happens all the time.

Recently I ran across a piece of software that claims to offer a solution to this problem. SkyCrypt is a new cloud storage encryption product from the folks over at DataLocker, a manufacturer of encrypted storage solutions for military, finance, healthcare and government applications.

SkyCrypt by DataLocker

SkyCrypt by DataLocker

With SkyCrypt, your private data is secured using FIPS 140-2 validated, 256-bit AES encryption prior to being uploaded to your cloud storage account. Currently the software has built-in support for Dropbox, Google Drive, SkyDrive (OneDrive), Bitcasa and Box.com. You can also use SkyCrypt with other network-attached drives, local drives, and USB storage devices.

SkyCrypt Cloud Storage Supported Services

SkyCrypt Cloud Storage Supported Services

The SkyCrypt software uses a zero knowledge design, meaning you always have possession of the encryption keys instead of the cloud storage provider. The only thing stored on your cloud storage account is the secure, 256-bit AES encrypted data. In the event your cloud service provider is hacked, or your personal login details are compromised, your files are always kept safe and secure.

Cloud storage users only need to go through an easy 3-step process in order to start securing their files immediately.

  1. Download and install a free 30-day trial of SkyCrypt
  2. Create a new encrypted virtual drive
  3. Save files to the newly created encrypted drive

SkyCrypt also supports encrypted file names and Google’s 2-factor authentication in addition to providing defense against brute force attacks. Currently the software is only available for Windows platforms. However Mac, IOS and Android versions are in development and expected soon.

Summary: If you want to ensure your data stored in the cloud is truly secured against hackers and nosy government types, download SkyCrypt today and experience true piece of mind. “SkyCrypt is Simply Secure”

  • Pros: Inexpensive, easy to use, strong encryption, wide selection of supported cloud storage services, multiple platform support.
  • Cons: Haven’t found any yet…

 

Chris Dougherty is a grey hat hacker and online security expert. Please visit his blog, www.VirtualThreat.com, for more excellent news and information about protecting yourself in cyberspace.

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  1. J.R. says:

    Cloud storage is simply stupid. Anybody concerned about privacy would simply never do this.

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