The use and benefits associated with cloud computing solutions are on the way to a strong consolidation, as more and more giants of the software market are migrating and offering their solutions as a service (SaaS) and also adopting all the necessary infrastructure in the cloud.

Those who will also benefit from startups, who enjoy the low cost of implementation and the large amount of resources to undertake their new businesses. In addition, it has a greater number of users associated with the use of solutions hosted on the cloud in a more natural way.

With the market in full swing, it is time to redouble care and reinforce investments in cloud security. Once solutions migrate to the cloud, attack threats also point their weapons in the same direction.

Ensure ever greater security for your solutions and customers

To direct the investments in security, we will divide this area into two main groups: infrastructure and security policies. In this way, we can guide the investments according to each group.

Investments in infrastructure

The architecture in which the solution was implemented will be the starting point for security investments related to infrastructure. We have some key points that stand out to guarantee the reliability and high availability of your product or service.

  • Connectivity across multiple sites
  • load balancing
  • auto scaling
  • Backup and storage
  • disaster recovery
  • Latency and network availability

The points highlighted are functionalities that are already available in the Cloud Computing service of Amazon and therefore must be incorporated or revised in the architecture of your product.

In addition, it is important to highlight the need to invest in tests that guarantee fault tolerance, on the ground with respect to the infrastructure used in the cloud, but also in the behavior of the application at critical moments, such as disaster recovery, site changes and power outages (high-risk situations for real-time solution operation).

Inversions in security policies

In the case of security policies, we have no direct relationship with the acquisition and use of cloud services. This type of investment is related to the creation and revision of processes and usage policies, applied to the use and maintenance of the solution as a product and used infrastructure. In this case, the important factors are:

  • risk management
  • exchange management
  • Attack detection and response
  • compliance requirements
  • security protocols
  • Access and identity management

In a similar way to what is recommended for the infrastructure, the processes and policies of use must be tested, evaluated and revised periodically. These recommendations apply to public, private or hybrid clouds.

Attacks are currently increasingly sophisticated and the risk associated with cloud solutions is increasing. Investments in safety, processes and personnel must form part of the company's strategic policy, so it is possible to minimize impacts when problems arise.

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