Cloud computing is the delivery of computing services – including servers, storage, databases, networking, software, analytics and intelligence via the Internet (“the cloud”). By utilising cloud computing services, businesses are able to offer faster innovation, flexible resources and economies of scale. Consequently, the subsequent streamlined processes, flexibility, and scalability have elevated cloud computing to a place of high demand among businesses.
Best in class, cloud security services provide centralized protection to all networks, while reducing costs and maintaining a competitive business advantage. However, the advent of cloud computing does present several challenges, namely in data protection, migration, accessibility and regulation. As a developing technology, cloud computing faces a multitude of technical challenges in various facets of information management and storage. These are some of the most significant Cloud Security challenges faced by organizations:
When using cloud-based technologies, the user has the ability to support server function without having to manage it directly. This however, is one of the most polarizing aspects of cloud-based technology, as a lack of daily intervention in the management of the server, software, or platform may lead to a reduction in visibility and control over the resource. Consistent security checks are a prerequisite to ensuring both data protection, and the real-time effectiveness of security controls.
There are several regulations and compliance obligations that must be adhered to by organizations planning on utilising cloud computing. The regulations are industry-specific and vary from one industry to another, however, any non-compliance with said regulations may trigger penal provisions. Such provisions may include additional fees, fines, condemnations, and other penalties that could significantly affect the organization’s image in the industry. As a result, it is imperative to clarify and authenticate the cloud service provider on their compliance level with various regulations prior to incorporating any of their services.
With the Cloud, no single entity holds total control, meaning that network visibility is often impaired. This presents serious difficulties in deciphering compromised resources in the case of a network attack. Security concerns relating to cloud computing arise solely due to the absence of robust visibility features, adequate data for event logs, intuitive customer identification, and compromised data traceability. When choosing a cloud service provider it’s crucial that they maintain a security plan comprising the immediate transmission of potential security threats to necessary managers.
Sole vendor relationships present one of the major threats to cloud security. In situations where a single, congruent security solution is deployed, it can often become highly restrictive and financially limiting. Hence, it is necessary to check on the feasibility of migration from one service to another when choosing cloud-based services to avoid vendor lock.
Accessibility is one of the most celebrated characteristics of cloud computing, however it also lays claim to its greatest vulnerability. With the Cloud, our data has the potential to be accessed from any device, at any time and from any place. This opens up numerous possibilities for hackers to recognize vulnerabilities before successfully taking advantage of them.
Among the many cloud security challenges in both cloud computing and cloud storage, is the ever-present risk of data loss. As critical business information is transferred onto the cloud, the security of said data becomes a major concern. Several substantial threats including data loss, inadvertent deletion, Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks, or any Force Majeure events are all probable cloud security risks.
With over 40 years of cumulative experience in Cloud security, Entersoft has addressed many security challenges in our client's cloud environments. Entersoft's cloud security experts will ensure your cloud environments are secure from internal and external threats by following the necessary cloud security standards (CIS, NIST CSPM, ISO 27017, 27018, CSA CCM, CSP's Well-Architected Framework(Security)).
Entersoft and our team of cloud security experts will help you protect your assets on the cloud. From customer data, to platforms, applications and operating systems, the security of your digital assets are our highest priority.
Our cloud security expertise covers public, private and hybrid cloud models, across a variety of top cloud vendors including Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform. We also help with access management and encryption to ensure that your confidential information is protected from malicious attacks and compliance issues.
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We advocate tirelessly for a culture of security and remain steadfast in our belief that security should form the foundation of cloud infrastructure. The steps taken by cloud service providers to prevent cloud security risks are crucial for sustained protection against a lifetime of threats.
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We have over 40 years of cumulative experience handling Cloud Security for our clients in Healthcare, Finance, Insurance and Crypto.
Our highly skilled team hold Foundational, Architect, and Security level certifications.
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