The issues regarding cloud can now be solved with the 7 new tips from BizCloud
Many organizations are facing some underlying security concerns and issues which tend to hold them from moving their IT infrastructure to the cloud. Keeping this in view, the cloud technology experts at BizCloud compiled a list of tips so that organization would be aided to address these issues and concerns. Cloud computing offers a large number of benefits though like Capex reduction to improved business agility, but still companies are cautious moving their data to cloud environment. One reason for this can be that most of them view this switch over as a complete loss of control over the data and security.
A list of 7 key security tips and items has been provided in order to protect data in the cloud.
The cloud provider’s security processes. The most important thing required by the organizations is to go for that cloud vendor which makes use of the same or higher –level security measures as compared to the one they do internally. A cloud provider should be able to mirror that level of control if the organization employs penetration testing, intrusion prevention, monitoring and detection systems. Also you need to make sure that the cloud provider lists the guaranteed security controls in a SLA agreement.
Location of Data. You control over the user data may be exposed to a third party threat since large cloud providers have their data centers established offshore in countries which leaves them having various sort of security and privacy laws. For some specific type of information, the physical location is regulated by the federal or international laws. Thereby, while going for cloud environment, the organizations should inquire about the location of their data centers and also get to know about the society measure they would be able to take in case of any security breach.
Right to Audit. The organization should ensure that their right to audit in included in the contract with their cloud provider, as this is equally important for compliance.
Authorized Access. It should also be ensured by the organizations that all proper controls are in place and the authorized users have an access to the data any time they want and also the unauthorized access is blocked.
Legal Responsibilities. The organizations are required to make sure that their cloud provider’s solutions are in compliance with the governmental data security and privacy standards.
Data Encryption. Since encryption is critical to compliance and safeguarding data, so the cloud customers ensure that the vendor uses encryption for securing data at rest and in transit. They should also make sure that while transmitting the data over the internet; it should always be encrypted and authenticated by the cloud provider.
Organizations are required to receive a set of instructions from the cloud service provider about the measures already established for managing physical access to the infrastructure hence supporting and securing their data.