How Secure Is Your Data in the Cloud?
Public cloud providers are fantastic solutions for replacing servers, storage, and data centers. They allow for rapid scale-up and scale-down, and they provide a wide range of tools to help create, manage, and monitor these infrastructures. They also provide best practice recommendations for building secure solutions that most organizations either do not know or openly ignore.
However, did you know that securing your data in cloud environments, such as AWS, Azure and Google, is your responsibility? These public cloud providers keep your data safe from anything outside of their environment but there is nothing protecting you from within their environment.
More specifically, nearly all cloud environments have unstructured security controls; and many have less defined security controls than the on-prem servers because the application owners no longer have a security team protecting their perimeter. The ease of use and construction, in fact, are the reason for this degraded security configuration; it obfuscates the responsibility, creating a false sense of comfort. Security is still your responsibility, and in all public cloud contract language, the end user is ultimately accountable for their own protection, just like in a traditional data center.
Quick check in:
- Have you turned on your virtual firewalls?
- Are the firewalls tuned and maintained?
- Did you segment users?
- Do you segment test and dev systems from production?
- Are there security controls put in place with the same scrutiny as on-premise devices?
- How do you validate your current cloud security posture?
- How many clouds is your data stored in?
So how do you know if you are at risk? We recommend a security audit to help you understand how your environment stands against best practice for your cloud service. Technium has the skills and resources to provide you with a thorough audit and get your data completely secure.