In our white paper, we discuss the roles and responsibilities of maintaining cloud security for your business, and we share 10 security concerns to keep in mind.
A question often arises when it comes to maintaining cloud security for your business: Who bears the responsibility?
Contrary to widespread belief, the primary responsibility for protecting corporate data in the cloud lies with you, the cloud customer, not the cloud provider. That’s right, you are responsible for securing your company’s corporate data in the cloud.
This lack of understanding often results in cloud customers not meeting their responsibilities and is a leading cause of security incidents in cloud-based systems.
Securing data in the cloud requires the customer to assume responsibility and manage the virtual machines (including updates and security patches) and other associated application software and configure security groups that act as virtual firewalls.
You should carefully consider the cloud services you choose, as responsibilities vary depending on the service and deployment model, integration of services into their IT environments, and applicable laws and regulations.
The question then becomes: Are you prepared?
The cloud computing market has grown exponentially in recent years, transforming how organizations use, store and share data. Moving to the cloud can offer various benefits, such as lower costs, more agile development, and increased resiliency.
However, the cloud has also brought forth new security threats and challenges. Data security in the cloud is a significant concern that has prevented many companies from adopting cloud technology.
In our white paper, we recommend deploying a shared responsibility model for cloud security. That helps ensure collaboration between the user and vendor, assigns clearly defined duties to both parties and establishes best practices to successfully handle security.
Cloud providers must apply a shared responsibility model for security. In this model, the cloud provider accepts responsibility for some aspects of security while you, the customer, must maintain responsibility for others.
Furthermore, we also cover that while there are best practices for dividing and implementing cloud security responsibilities, there are also best practices for cloud network security that can simplify your approach to securing your network.
Finally, we share a high-level view of the top 10 security concerns for cloud services.
While the cloud has many advantages, it also introduces new or advanced security threats. Your organization may only realize the security benefits of the cloud and even increased security when you thoughtfully choose the cloud services you need, embrace cloud-native features, and adjust your architectures and controls to appropriately secure the environment.