Increased role of security in adopting cloud platforms

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Increased role of security in adopting cloud platforms

Embracing hybrid, public and private platforms by industries is dependent on the security strategies they have in place

The current COVID-19 situation is an unprecedented event that has played a disruptive role. Organizations are concerned with security measures implemented by them which were satisfactory for the pre-COVID era, but not so in the current scenario.

The role of security is growing exponentially in the implementation of new technologies in organizations. Adoption of a cloud platform regardless of private, public, or hybrid faces security as the biggest obstacle.

Cloud security is crucial in the current scenario when remote working due to the pandemic has been adopted by organizations globally. Cloud platforms have many business benefits which are now identified by organization post the maturity of cloud’s foundational technologies.

DevOps security should be automated

Organizations’ DevOps teams should build cloud-native services. It is essential to work with container technologies and integrate security checks within a pipeline, which should be increasingly automated. Cloud vendors to the different organizations should be capable of providing keys to find and handle liabilities in container images. To successfully implement a DevSecOps environment, firms need to ensure Security as a part of their culture and DevOps.

Implement BYOK and data encryption to boost security

Encryption can be used to regulate access to data. Organizations’ can control access to the encryption keys by implementing the “Bring Your Own Keys” (BYOK) model. BYOK model ensures the easy and secure management of keys across all services and data storage. This model does not give access to the cloud but gives the organizations the control and visibility of information required for internal audits related to security compliance. Organizations are also given complete control of their data (regardless of the data is stored on-premises or on a private or public cloud) via the BYOK model. Data stored on cloud should protect the proprietary content and abide by the data privacy laws defined in the country of operation.

Network protection to be redefined

Trust in a cloud platform is defined by the network security strategies like virtual isolated networks and network segmentation. Organizations should ensure that the cloud vendor is capable of providing security groups, trusted computer hosts, and can create and control micro-segmentation depending on the workload.

Intelligent monitoring to thwart security threats

Organizations need to implement tools like cloud activity trackers. It helps to manage and audit cloud activities, comply with industry regulations and corporate policies. In the present scenario visibility tools, managed security services, and single-pane-glass-view are required for boosting the security role in organizations.

Cloud should have controlled access

Organizations should ensure that IAM solutions are updated for the present scenario. Cloud security-based IAM solutions should be used.