One of the biggest barriers to more comprehensive cloud security controls is the tradeoff between security and workflow. The approach to security can sometimes be overwhelming, making access such a hassle that productivity is compromised. How can you navigate this issue and please both sides?
In the best-case scenario, network security protocols would cover all the components of your physical environment as well as your cloud-based applications and data, especially as it migrates from one place to another. However, this scenario would also assume that you experience no blockage in the availability of data, yet risk nothing in the process of gaining this level of unfettered access. Is it possible? Let’s look at some approaches to this topic that could help your organization strengthen security.
Keep It Confidential
Keeping your data confidential is best approached by encrypting it. The method through which you encrypt your data will be largely played out depending on the type of data you’re working with at your organization.
The goal is to enforce your controls for unauthorized access while encrypting data in such a way that you enable legitimate access for those who have permission. Keep in mind that for optimal protection, you need to work with relevant controls for your private and hybrid cloud systems.
How to Handle Migration
Data in motion can be at risk if not approached correctly. Your information could be going from a trusted network to one that is untrusted, which means there is a risk of it being intercepted by someone unauthorized to do so. This is why you need cloud security controls that address the issue to protect your information.
You need to look at how your cloud solution interoperates. That should guide you in your approach to protecting your data while it’s in transit, and, at the same time, lock your data down without creating a bottleneck in your workflow. Choosing the right applications and security controls will be crucial in this part of the strategy.
When you have the right partner working with you, the complexities of cloud security controls aren’t as overwhelming and you can feel confident in your security strategy. At eXemplify, we provide the business solutions that make a difference for data protection. If you’re looking for better cloud security controls for your network, look no further than eXemplify. Contact us today and find out how we can assist your organization.