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 cloud infrastructure .

Those who have also benefited are startups, which are taking advantage of the low cost of implementation and the large amount of resources to undertake in their new businesses. Associated with this, we have a greater number of users adhering to the use of cloud-hosted solutions in a more natural way.

With the market on the rise, it's time to redouble care and reinforce investments in cloud security. Once solutions migrate to the cloud, attack threats also start to point their weapons in the same direction.

Ensure the security of your solutions and customers more and more

To target security investments, we're going to divide this area into two main groups: infrastructure and security policies. In this way, we can point out the investments according to each group.

Infrastructure investments

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

  • Connectivity across multiple sites
  • load balancing
  • auto scaling
  • backup and storage
  • disaster recovery
  • Network latency and availability

The highlighted points are all functionalities already available in Amazon's Cloud Computing service 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, not only in relation to the infrastructure used in the cloud but also the behavior of the application in critical moments such as disaster recovery, site switching and power outages – high-risk situations for the operation of the real-time solution.

Investments 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 linked to the creation and revision of use processes and policies, applied to the use and maintenance of the solution as a product and used infrastructure. Important factors in this case are:

  • Risk management
  • Change management
  • Attack detection and response
  • compliance requirements
  • security protocols
  • Access and identity management

Similar to what is recommended for infrastructure, use processes and policies must be tested, evaluated and revised periodically. These recommendations apply to public, private, or hybrid clouds.

Attacks today are increasingly sophisticated and the risk associated with cloud solutions is increasing. Investments in safety, processes and personnel must be part of the company's strategic policy, in this way it is possible to minimize impacts when possible problems occur.

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