Data theft , denial of service attacks, leakage of corporate information and other types of threats will always be part of the risk analysis of companies and the concern of managers and employees. Cloud computing offers a large amount of resources with the potential to minimize incidents, but information security must be a constant priority .

In Cloud Computing, in addition to infrastructure associated with information security, there are recommendations, good practices and compliance certifications that, like Amazon, offer the necessary support for its customers to implement in their projects.

Cloud security and compliance is different from a private data center

Techniques and controls applied to the private datacenter no longer work in the cloud. With compliance playing a key role in IT security and governance, it's important to keep a few guidelines in mind when it comes to managing environments hosted in a cloud.

Implement risk management

In a cloud infrastructure, where the use of software solutions is constant, a configuration change can expose a database or application server to the world, there are no second chances.

It is necessary to implement processes linked to risk management. Companies developing or deploying cloud applications need to ensure that any changes follow strict security and compliance controls in the development and release process. It only takes one version that has a security hole or fails to meet a compliance requirement and the software version is not released to a product environment.

Rules applied to compliance

Data and information security best practices are the foundation of compliance standards as well as security frameworks applied to the cloud. Compliance rules for cloud environments typically define password policies, encryption of sensitive data, and the configuration of security groups.

IT teams must incorporate these rules into security management, regardless of compliance requirements.

Avoid data loss

It is not enough to find, it is necessary to correct. There are currently a large number of security monitoring products on the market that allow administrators to find security settings and vulnerabilities, however, they do not provide the control to correct the problem.

These tools are limited in scope and usefulness and force IT teams to manually or independently apply patches. To avoid data loss, companies should choose comprehensive platforms that find and fix problems found according to security best practices.

Cloud computing is transforming the enterprise IT world, offering an agility and operating model for growth. The cloud also changes the game for information security management, offering new controls and capabilities.

This is the time to ensure your company's security and compliance, are you prepared? Sky.One has Sky.One team to develop projects in accordance with good practices and safety recommendations. Get in touch and find out more.

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