Cloud computing has changed the way businesses operate. According to a CSO article, by 2023, spending on public cloud services will more than double – growing from $229 billion to an estimated $500 billion. Migrating to the cloud can save you money and time, but how secure is your data, really?
Here are the top five security practices your company can take to help protect your cloud data from cybercriminals:
- The Shared Responsibility Model
- In this model, both the service provider and the customer take responsibility for making sure data, application, content and elements such as users’ access and identity are secure.
- Regulation Compliance
- Through integrating compliance into your daily activities, you can be sure your business is following new and upcoming regulations. You need to think like an auditor when it comes to your network and incorporate audit reports in your security routine.
- Defense Automation
- Security audits, controls, patching and configuration management are all major pieces of cloud security. Automating some of these pieces will help reduce the risk of human error and will also help prevent the next security breach. Monitoring a network in real-time can help quickly alert a business to threats.
- Early Secure Environments
- Placing appropriate controls in applications during their development stage will help secure data early-on. Putting in these security controls while devices are still being developed gives you the ability to check for vulnerabilities right away. This process is part of a new security approach known as secure-by-design.
- On-Premises Learnings
- Implement the same security approach to your cloud that you would to a traditional on-premises network. For example,servers and endpoints with firewalls and that monitor your traffic should be used to secure your network. Endpoint and email security allow your devices to stay up-to-date and protect cloud accounts from cybersecurity threats.
The security, or the lack of security, of your data can have serious consequences on your company’s reputation and shareholder value.
At MDL Technology, your company’s security is our number one concern. By offering services such as 24/7 support, network monitoring, offsite data backups, auditing and compliance and more we help ensure that you don’t need to stress about private information becoming public. Learn more about the services we offer by visiting our website.