4 ways to improve your cloud security
Since 2019, 75% of organisations have experienced a cybersecurity breach, threat, and/or data theft. And with the boom in cloud adoption, almost 2/3 of our most sensitive data is now being stored in the cloud, according to SkyHigh Security's Cloud Adoption & Risk Report.
It's clear that organisations need to do more to secure their cloud applications.
The Shared Responsibility Model
Securing data in the cloud is a shared responsibility, and it’s essential to understand the implications of this on your cloud security practices. Within the cloud, providers are responsible for the security of the cloud itself, whereas users are responsible for the security of their services and applications running on the cloud. This means that if you’re not taking steps to safeguard your data within the cloud, you are likely at risk from potential breaches and data theft.
Here are 4 things you can do to improve your security practices
- Implement robust authentication mechanisms such as multi-factor authentication (MFA) for user access to cloud resources.
- Encrypt sensitive data both in transit and at rest using tools such as SSL, TLS, and encryption tools produced by the cloud provider.
- Enable logging and monitoring services the cloud provider provides to capture and analyse activity logs, security events, and system performance. Set up alerts and notifications for suspicious activities or security incidents.
- Conduct regular security audits and penetration testing to identify vulnerabilities and weaknesses in your cloud infrastructure.
Cloud Security Review
Want to learn more about your cloud security situation and how you can improve it? Cloudsoft offers an AWS Cloud Security Review, where our certified consultants conduct a comprehensive security review to detect any vulnerabilities in your AWS environment. We'll inspect your AWS workloads, and combine that with deep-dive sessions to understand your business context and wider security practices. The result is concrete, tailored and prioritised recommendations to help you rapidly improve your cloud security situation.
Find out more about our AWS Cloud Security Review and how it can help strengthen your cloud security.