With so many processes and applications moving to the cloud, having visibility into how you work with your data is more important than ever. A cloud security strategy has to address numerous issues that impact the integrity of your data and how users access it. More importantly, the strategy will help you keep the cyber criminals from compromising your network and data.
There is a reason the cloud computing market reached more than $62 billion in sales last year: there is value to using cloud-based solutions. While organizations utilize more and more of what the cloud has to offer, and in many cases what a multi-cloud environment offers, they’re also tasked with addressing security issues.
When adopting a cloud solution, migrating data is part of the process, which is why a cloud security strategy ranks high for most organizations, as your data is vulnerable throughout the migration process. The strategy will serve as the roadmap for how the data will be migrated, how users will behave in the cloud environment, and how to protect data.
Which Deployment Works Best?
You have a choice in cloud types: public, private, a hybrid of public and private, and the multi-cloud approach where different tasks are assigned to different cloud solution providers. What works perfectly for one organization might not be as enticing to another, so there really is no overall “best” environment to choose.
Your cloud security strategy should carefully consider your degree of visibility, because that is one of the top challenges to overcome. A high degree of visibility will allow you to flag anomalies and see the threats before they become a big problem.
When you take on a cloud solution, you’re utilizing hardware that you don’t own, which means control issues can be a problem. Choosing a cloud provider with proven security measures on their hardware, software, and applications is a must.
Another challenge that you’ll have to address is in regard to compliance. There are regulations to consider, and if you are negligent of those regulations, you can be fined. A well-defined cloud security strategy will account for all compliance issues.
One thing you should consider making part of your strategy is to work with an agent that has a wealth of knowledge about the technology that can help you beef up your security. For example, at eXemplify, we take pride in our ability to solve problems, not sell solutions. We take our customers through a six-step audit process to ensure they’re getting connected with the technology that will match their needs. Rather than going through a trial and error period, which can be expensive and leave your data vulnerable, we identify the exact technology that will work for you and match your goals. Contact us, and let’s discuss our process.