A silent war that uses high technical knowledge and technological power. This is how we can consider information security. Unlike what happens in conventional security incidents, such as theft, theft, kidnapping, etc., where the media repercussion is immediate, technology-related incidents are often restricted to a small number of people.

This is due to the high financial and credibility impact that affect companies and also customers who have a direct relationship with the services and products of these institutions that have suffered attacks and data theft.

As a result, awareness and investments in information security have become increasingly a priority for various sectors of the economy and governments.

Education is the first step

With the increasingly strong adoption of cloud computing by companies, awareness of information security standards and good practices is the best way to educate employees so that they adopt practices that prevent security incidents.

Presenting real cases that demonstrate the impacts generated on the company's finances and image is a good way to present the importance of respecting the policies and procedures defined by the institutions, since the technical approach requires that all those who are part of the team have a good knowledge in technology and especially in security.

As for managers, they need to be made aware of how important it is to support and encourage practices related to information security, especially when adopting cloud computing as a business strategy. It is always necessary to bear in mind the risks that are associated with not incorporating all recommendations and best practices.

Basically, we focus on the adoption of practices, but another important point to be prioritized in the culture for information security in environments connected to the cloud is the company's resources. In cloud computing architecture, it is common for employees to start using new technological resources to carry out their day-to-day activities.

This is the case of Wifi networks, VPNs, encryption keys, use of passwords and access keys, as well as other resources. It is important to ensure the security procedures used by employees, who need to undergo specific training and compliance audits to certify compliance with cloud security requirements.

Investments in technology and training of technical staff

Investing in state-of-the-art technology is no guarantee of reducing security incidents. In fact, training and constant recycling of professionals who are part of the technical team that manages the cloud should be a priority.

Hackers or simply invaders use different techniques and methods to gain access to systems and sensitive information of companies.

It is always worth noting that the attack often begins with just gathering information through social networks, researching the behavior and routines of employees. Therefore, high technology will not necessarily be used for an invasion and, therefore, both the technical staff and the other collaborators need to be prepared for different types of approaches.

Continuous search for improvement

Every day new techniques and methods are emerging with the aim of carrying out attacks and theft of information, and the target has increasingly been cloud-hosted solutions. For this reason, information security is a continuous process of improvement, controls and audits, always seeking to reduce risks.

It is worth remembering that information security management is not just about preventive actions, it is necessary to guarantee procedures and measures that deal with attacks and information theft, since it is possible to minimize risks, but never completely avoid them.

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