Cloud security: what you can expect
When it comes to securing your data – one of the most valuable assets that you have – you need to be extremely careful in choosing a solution that complies with all the strict privacy standards in your industry, and that also offers tools that allow you to automate privacy-related processes.
You have to handle data security wisely, preferably by moving to the cloud. And you can start the process right away – we’ve prepared a short crib sheet for you, to help you learn more about what you can expect from the available cloud solutions offered by top providers.
How cloud solutions take care of your security
- Compliance with external privacy laws and regulations
Following changes in the law and politics on your own not only requires hiring security experts, but often lawyers as well. And the bigger you get, the more assistance from them you’ll need. Cloud solutions automatically adhere to any new regulations, like the GDPR or EU Standard Contractual Clauses, so you don’t have to worry about this at all.
- Data security at rest and in transit
Storing your data and moving your data between different devices require properly secured, state-of-the-art encryption algorithms and protocols – all of them are provided by cloud solutions.
- Protection against cyberattacks
The constant monitoring and early detection of any cyberattack attempts are yet some more things that help you rest assured regarding your data security. In the cloud, data is much more well-protected from any external threats than it would be on-site.
- Protection against physical damage to data centres
You can often choose where you want to store your data and any copies of it. Replicating data makes it disaster-proof – you can make a specific number of copies and place them in several data centres for security reasons.
- Data deletion once the customer stops using the solution
Due to privacy reasons, cloud providers are legally obligated to delete any data upon contract termination or at the client’s request, so you and your customers are well-protected in this matter.
All of these things are important regardless of the circumstances in which a business may be operating, but the COVID-19 pandemic has definitely caused the demand for cloud solutions – along with their privacy options – to escalate rapidly.
The cloud in the time of COVID-19
This absolutely unprecedented shift in the external environment has forced many companies to accelerate their digital transformation processes, so that they maintain their position in the market and are prepared for future emergencies. Naturally, interest in leveraging the cloud has accelerated as well. More companies have started working remotely, using more tools for remote collaboration and demanding cloud infrastructure for data storage and transfer – in order to strengthen their security and operate more efficiently.
According to Deloitte, what now seems to be the future of managing cloud complexity is a combination of multiple cloud solutions, federated security and distributed DevOps.
Multicloud strategies involve choosing multiple cloud providers (this includes, for example, a hybrid cloud strategy – using both public and private solutions). The main challenge here is in how to securely and efficiently manage data and workflows across different clouds. And this is connected to the next big topic that is gaining traction these days – federated security. This model not only lets you separate the service that a client is accessing from the procedures associated with authentication and authorization, but also allows you to securely collaborate across multiple networks and systems.
And last but not least, there are distributed DevOps strategies that support all of the above. DevOps improves performance in remote, heterogeneous environments – especially when scaling up. They support automation and flexible collaboration, and take care of processes and concepts that make software better and more reliable.
How you benefit from customer data protection in the cloud
By moving to the cloud, your level of organisational security skyrockets immediately. The benefits you gain cannot be overlooked since they affect every area of your business:
- You can automate security tasks to help your projects progress faster.
Automation allows your security experts to focus on management rather than doing repeatable tasks one by one, over and over again.
- You have full control over your data and in-depth visibility into data-related processes.
Cloud-based access control and the real-time monitoring of any security information are possible no matter where in the world you choose to store your data.
- You can scale up more efficiently.
This is because your specialists are not involved in the processes that the cloud solution handles. Moreover, this also provides you with the proper infrastructure for scaling up with ease.
- Your customers see this as a sign of increased reliability and dependability.
When your customers are confident that their data is being securely stored, they will be more likely to buy your products or services.
- You are always up to date with the latest security standards.
And you don’t have to follow any changes in the laws and regulations, or make any efforts to adhere to them. This saves you a significant amount of time.
- You maintain business continuity in the case of any emergency within your company.
Even if you experience physical damage to your devices or other parts of your infrastructure – this won’t affect your data.
- You can detect data breach attempts early on and respond to them quickly.
The system will inform you straight away in case of any threats, so you can react accordingly.
Sounds appealing, doesn’t it?
Embrace the cloud with all it’s benefits
Moving to the cloud seems to be both a convenient and necessary option nowadays; it’s a vital part of any digital transformation. This is a big move for any company – especially one that takes business security to a higher level. If you want to run any system penetration testing and check the security of your new or migrated system with architecture based on cloud our expert can do it for you.