Talking about information security is always a necessary guideline for companies, regardless of whether they are in the cloud or not. Companies that have adopted or are considering adopting cloud computing technology know that ensuring data integrity and continuity of operations is a priority for cloud computing providers, as is the case with AWS.

You may have already seen right here in our articles that security is a determining factor for companies to decide to adopt cloud computing , and you should know that it is the weak point for everyone, whether cloud computing supplier or customer.

Common security for all

It is also important to highlight that cloud security is a shared responsibility: if providers need to make it a priority in their services, customers also need to make it a fundamental part when adopting cloud computing as a technological strategy.

In addition, applying the best market practices is always the best path in all areas of activity, and cloud security would not be different. Once again suppliers and customers need to do their part.

1. Seek certifications and compliance standards even when you don't need it

If your industry already requires your company to have certifications and meet compliance standards in your applications, great! Otherwise, you can look for them to demonstrate to the customer or to your organization your priority with security, or also use them as references to develop policies and processes related to information security. Everyone knows the need to maintain a safe environment, but some companies don't have enough experience to have a starting point. Certifications and standards can give you that direction.

2. It is not enough to meet security requirements; you need to test them

Always and always! Include in your processes and in the company's annual planning the moments when your security structure will undergo validations, verifying policies and procedures and testing critical scenarios related to security incidents in the production environment. It's not an easy thing to do, but it's extremely necessary. Preferably use independent professionals for testing.

3. Encourage the training and updating of information security professionals

And go further, train and refresh all the company's professionals, especially those who are directly related to critical areas or those with the greatest impact on the operational and financial flow. Information security covers all sectors of the company, from the cleaning sector to senior management, without distinction.

4. Awareness as an instrument of faith

It may seem like an exaggeration to talk about faith in this regard, but repeating and demanding security policies and procedures can become a nuisance for employees. But awareness of the impacts and benefits of applying information security will help in your own application . Therefore, seek to educate the company's employees in the best possible way, so they will understand that lending a username and password to a partner or using easy passwords by writing them down on a post-it note on the monitor are not examples of safe practices; on the contrary, they can have a great negative impact on the company.

5. Encourage and value information security

Recognize employees who adopt safe practices. Encourage everyone else to, in addition to following recommended practices, also indicate possible points of failure and improvement within the process. It is joint and conscious actions that make a security policy successfully applied.

6. Continuous improvement, always

It's not because it's working that there isn't something that can be improved. Go beyond reports and graphics, talk to employees and always look for specialized professionals. Every day we have new security breaches or new ways to carry out attacks. The search for continuous improvement should be a recurring practice for those who have cloud security as a priority.

You may have noticed that we've gone through six tips on cloud security without getting too technical; basically, we address topics about behaviors and processes. The idea was to show that successful migration to cloud computing goes beyond technical terms, tools and processes. The human aspect is also fundamental in the strategy of applying a technology such as cloud computing.

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