More businesses are incorporating public and private cloud technologies for various justifiable reasons however, security is often overlooked, presumed to be taken care by your cloud provider or even just an afterthought. Potentially, this can leave businesses very vulnerable to data loss, regulatory breaches, reputation damage and subsequently loss of revenue. So, if your business is using or planning to use any cloud based services such as Office 365, Google Apps, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform, Dropbox or any other variant and are unsure if your data has been secured in line with your business expectations, our cloud security service can help.
Effective cloud security strategies
Nubesec are cloud security focused and specialise in assisting businesses to design, implement and manage cloud based solutions using effective security strategies. They include:
|Protecting identities and data using behavioural analysis to provide actionable insights and ensure that there is a sound approach to manage users and groups, as well as secure access to cloud apps.||Proactively guarding against threats, identify breaches and threats using advanced analytics, and automate the response to threats.
|Managing and protecting business applications and data through mobile device, applications and computer management. Remote access of information from virtually anywhere on almost any device, while helping to keep business information secure.||Managing and monitoring the security of business assets with centralised tooling.|
The importance of cloud security
The following areas highlight the importance of cloud security to form a comprehensive security solution where the intent is to protect, detect breaches and respond appropriately:
- Safeguard and manage identity;
- Detect and respond to identity based threats; and
- Protect against password attacks.
- Manage cloud application usage;
- Protect against data leakage;
- Protect against malware and phishing attacks; and
- Respond to security incidents.
- Protect against malware attacks;
- Manage mobile devices and applications; and
- Respond to malware attacks.
- Detect and respond to threats;
- Protect against threats; and
- Gain visibility into your security posture.
Doesn't my cloud provider handle security?
All reputable cloud based providers utilise a shared responsibility matrix, which can be a complex area for many businesses to understand. The intent of a shared responsibility matrix is to provide clarity around who is responsible for what! This is dependant on the service being offered, but generally speaking the cloud provider will have some responsibilities, the client will have others and some will be shared between both parties. The trick is to understand what needs to be done to ensure your business needs are being addressed and nubesec can provide clarity in this area, ensuring that good information security practices are adhered to.
So, don't fall into the trap where you think your cloud provider is taking care of all your business security needs. After all you wouldn't expect a locksmith changing your house locks to decide who gets the keys! So, how can a cloud provider decide who needs access and how information is protected?
They provide you with the tools and you need to implement them for your business needs.