Clouds are popular for data storage, and it's easy to see why. There's so much to love between scalability, flexibility, and accessibility. But cloud services aren't immune from cybersecurity threats. There are many options for cloud security, but we've identified ten key categories.
10 Cloud Security Categories
Security is a concern regarding cloud services, but many of the categories of options look similar to most cybersecurity.
Identity and Access Management
Identity and access management refers to security-focused protocols which ensure users and devices trying to access data are verified and allowed the correct level of access. These management protocols should also include logs and reports of activity.
Data Loss Prevention
Data loss prevention encompasses data at rest, data in motion, and data in use both in the cloud and on-premises. As a rule, data should be monitored and protected, but cloud environments pose a different challenge than traditional on-premises data. Your cloud environment should include specific restrictions on the transfer and storage of data.
There are cloud-hosted services that protect users and devices accessing the cloud and data from threats.
Email security prevents attacks such as malware and phishing. Since email security focuses on protecting inbound and outbound emails, it also works to protect the cloud. Cybercriminals can try to access data in the cloud once they're in the system. Regular employee training and company policies should be in place to prevent malicious attacks.
Just like regularly reviewing your entire cybersecurity posture, you should also check the posture of your cloud services. A cloud security assessment tests and analyzes a cloud infrastructure to look for weak points.
Intrusion management refers to using the regular activity pattern to recognize any suspicious or unusual activity and then responding to that activity. It also includes the infrastructure necessary for deploying intrusion infrastructure and protection services.
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) is separate from intrusion management. SIEM systems correlate and analyze log information and provide real-time reporting and alerts on events that might need a response.
Encryption converts data from its original format to an indecipherable format without the proper unlocking "key." Encryption takes place before the data is transferred and stored in the cloud. As with any form of encryption, the information is rendered useless without the encryption key, so encrypted data cannot be accessed should an attack occur.
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery
Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery for cloud refer to having plans in place during service interruptions.
Clouds need network security just like other networks. In a cloud environment, network security usually comes through virtual and physical devices.
How Anteris Can Help
Not everything listed above is going to be suitable for every cloud deployment. As a strategic provider, Anteris works with our Clients to find the best solution for their situations.
At Anteris, we make security a top priority. As cybersecurity professionals, our security services support your business and protect your data from outside threats.
We offer our Clients private and hybrid cloud management services. Clients can access enterprise-level hardware and security through our data center for a predictable monthly fee.
We pride ourselves on being lifelong learners. Being a security expert doesn't mean someone has learned everything they need about cybersecurity.
That's impossible. It's constantly changing. We know that and recognize that cybersecurity is an ever-evolving process to assess, align, act, and keep moving forward as cybersecurity changes.
While there is no guaranteed protection against threats, we also have best practices for recovery in the event of a security breach.
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