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Six Ways to Protect Your Project During Remote Development

Six Ways to Protect Your Project During Remote Development

The push toward cloud computing has created a void where security used to be. While cybersecurity is constantly improving, we all need to be vigilant about protecting data and networks against new and evolving risks.

Here are six ways to enhance security in software development.

Containerization

The process of containerization creates environments for applications to run that minimize management issues, allowing your team to start and update modules without dependency. Experts believe containerization is the future of software development, eliminating machine-to-server connection and encasing applications within a private operating system.

File Transfer Protocol

For small projects, consider uploading your files securely through file-transfer protocol (FTP). This process can transfer files between two remote systems, usually a computer and a server. Access to FTP is determined by a network administrator or hosting provider.

Smart Storage Solutions

The storage of your data is essential to security. Consider managed storage solutions like Amazon Web Services, which offers compliance, redundancy, service-level agreements, and additional security features and benefits.

Password Managers

If you share access to certain applications or systems, a password management service is necessary. This service will permit access without allowing team members to see the password. One trustworthy person will have control over your password settings, which can include specific restrictions and security controls.

Secure Connections

To protect your data from hackers and intruders, encrypt all traffic flowing through your network, including traffic from team members. Remote access can also be encrypted using a virtual private network (VPN) and controlled by your administrator.

Encourage Caution

The safety of your project begins with the actions of your team. What precautions can your team start taking today to make your remote development process more secure?

  • A third of remote workers admit to using an unsecured wireless network. Never use unprotected Wi-Fi unless you have no other choice.
  • Turn off Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity when you don’t need them. This will protect your device from hackers.
  • Keep your devices with you at all times. Never leave your laptop in a public setting unattended. It belongs in secure storage.
  • Never let anyone plug USB devices into your computer. You never know what viruses and dangerous programs you may be allowing on your device.
  • Create complex passwords using a string of letters, symbols, and characters that have no particular meaning. This will ensure your device and data are more difficult to hack.
  • If your device is lost, alert your administrator and team members immediately. While you can try to recover the device yourself, your team must be aware of the potential security breach.

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