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 possible incidents, but information security should be a constant priority.
In Cloud Computing, in addition to infrastructure associated with information security, there are recommendations, good practices and compliance certifications that offer the necessary support for your customers to implement in their projects, like Amazon.
Security and compliance in the cloud are different from a private data center
The techniques and controls applied to the private data center no longer work in the cloud. With compliance playing a key role in IT security and governance, it is important to keep some 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 is no second chance.
It is necessary to implement processes related to risk management. Companies that develop or implement cloud applications need to ensure that any changes follow strict security and compliance controls in the development and release process. A version that has a security breach or that fails to meet a compliance requirement is sufficient for the software version not to be released into a product environment.
Rules applied to compliance
Best practices for data and information security are the basis for compliance standards, as well as security structures 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 offer control for fixing a problem. These tools have limited scope and usefulness and force IT teams to apply patches manually or independently. To avoid data loss, companies should choose comprehensive platforms that find and fix problems encountered in accordance with best security practices.
Cloud computing is transforming the IT world of companies, offering agility and an operational model that aims at growth. The cloud also changes the rules of the game for information security management, offering new controls and features.
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