An organization can move quicker and lower costs by migrating to the cloud, but they should understand that anything of value that they place in the cloud will be a target, and therefore safeguarding it is vital.
The inexperience in working with cloud solutions has led to numerous assumptions that place organizations at risk of a security breach and a competitive disadvantage.
Here are 5 common myths related to cloud security that seriously need to be clarified once and for all –
- The Cloud is Unsafe
When used properly, the cloud is just as safe as a typical data center. However, Incident response engagements conducted shows, our experts have discovered the cases where cloud infrastructure itself was exploited. For Example, 94% of small businesses have reported security benefits after moving to the cloud.
2. My Cloud Provider Will Keep Me Secure
A cloud provider ensures that data center facilities are secure, the hardware is uncompromised, and underlying software and operating systems of any services offered are protected. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure virtual machines are patched, applications are not susceptible to threats and permissions are appropriate. Through 2022 at least 95% of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault.
3. My Organization Doesn’t Use the Cloud
Most of the organizations are likely to use cloud technologies to store data in the cloud. The term “cloud” includes the category of software as a service, and virtually every organization uses some form of web service or any other activities that take place in the modern business world. By the end of this year, it is predicted that 83% of U.S. enterprise workloads will be in the cloud.
4. My Cloud Provider Will Keep Me Secure
A cloud provider ensures that data center facilities are secure, the hardware is uncompromised, and underlying software and operating systems of any services offered are protected. It is the customer’s responsibility to ensure virtual machines are patched, applications are not susceptible to threats and permissions are appropriate. Through 2022 at least 95% of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault
5. The Cloud Will Make it Harder to Comply with Data Protection Regulations
A cloud service provider like Trixter can help make it easier to comply with data protection regulations. However, it is important that you get the cloud service provider and review the solution they are offering to determine whether they will help meet the data security requirements specific to your industry. You also need to be clear about what data you are storing and where it will be stored to ensure that everything falls within your security and compliance requirements.
6. Advanced Adversaries Aren’t Attacking the Cloud
The more the cloud is being used, the more it will be targeted in any business. Trixter provides the assets housed in a public cloud that does not hinder threat actors—instead, it’s adversaries will modify the tactics, techniques, and procedures of a business.
Safeguarding the cloud includes 3 steps:
- Protect credentials used to access resources and monitor for compromise.
- Be vigilant for and guard against misconfiguration.
- Centralized telemetry data for visibility to support security monitoring to audit trails.
Organizations should not only implement best practices for cloud security, but also have their security operations ready to actively hunt for advanced attackers that pursue data in the cloud.
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