More people and businesses are utilizing the cloud in some capacity, sometimes without even recognizing it. Unfortunately, not knowing how to use the service means that people aren’t always as protected as they should be, and knowing how to secure data on the cloud is becoming increasingly crucial.
Consider cloud migration to be similar to relocating to a new residence. The prospect of leaving familiar surroundings is intimidating, but the prospect of a big new home makes it all worthwhile. Certainly, moving to the cloud is a significant step, but organizations won’t miss their on-premises solutions once they are there.
Migrating to the cloud isn’t going to be a one- or two-day process, so organizations will need to plan ahead of time to ensure a smooth and safe transition. A solid security strategy should be a key component of any strategy.
The goals of cybersecurity are the same for on-premises and cloud environments, but the strategies are different in each. As a result, businesses can’t assume that their on-premises security approach will work in the cloud.
It’s natural to feel overwhelmed when making major changes. Businesses can have more questions than answers at this point. Given the issues that security teams face today, such as too many false-positive alerts, insufficient resources, new attack vectors, and more stringent compliance requirements, it can appear to be a daunting task.
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How to make cloud security easier
Transitioning to the CSPs’ approach to cloud security, which follows the shared responsibility model, is one of the most critical things to be aware of when enterprises move to the cloud. While CSPs are in charge of the service’s security, it’s important to remember that businesses are in charge of the configurations and ensuring that whatever data flows in and out is secure.
Enhanced visibility throughout the entire infrastructure
Businesses wouldn’t rely on a front door camera to show them what’s going on in the backyard, so they shouldn’t choose a solution that only provides them a portion of the image. With more endpoints, access points, and networks to secure than ever before, businesses need to be able to see everything from a single platform. Using a platform solution saves time by providing businesses with the complete picture at once, allowing for faster protection, detection, and response.
Staying on top of compliance is critical in the cloud, with so many moving pieces and additional access points, to avoid fines from GDPR, HIPAA, and PCI-DSS, and to ensure that apps are secure. Businesses should look into a solution that can help them meet their compliance obligations both now and in the future.
Automation, automation, automation
To help the firm simplify and scale cloud migrations, it’s critical to have a security solution with extensive automation. Automation of as much as feasible, from basic maintenance chores to compliance checks to API interaction with other tools in the environment, would relieve the security team’s workload and provide organizations with a better understanding of real-time threats.
Protection from a single platform
Businesses can make a smooth and confident move to the cloud if they have the right security plan and solution in place. Businesses should make it a top priority to plan ahead of time how they will handle security as they migrate to the cloud. After all, no business would employ a contractor to work in their new location without first inspecting them. The same may be said for a cloud-based home.
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