Cloud based services shape our digital world. Yet, just like any other technology, cloud services inherit new risks as well. CST-360 cloud services are based on two simple principles: Ensuring data is restricted from access and/or routing and the second is Security by Design. Strive to involve security as soon as possible with any given business initiative or project. You will be surprised to see how security improves cloud based business services.
Cloud advantages may dazzle decision makers to take the easy line. Have they considered the consequences of a data breach? Stored data on cloud infrastructure brings numerous hackers to try and hack it.
When planning cloud services be clear and simple, based on:
1. Data Centric – Data is probably your most important asset. Classify it for appropriate security, then implement access controls and routing restrictions.
2. Process Centric – Develop consist policies to follow. Utilize security by design.
Use the “shift left” security principle. On any given timeline, shift security left on the timeline in order to involve security on business cloud based initiatives.
Promoting security by design with cloud services will eliminate many known security breach vectors. Your C-level executives should understand why cloud security is a MUST investment for the business.
Flexible cost effectiveness, Easiness and speed, accessibility and simplicity are all very good reasons for moving into the cloud.
Unfortunately, most services and advantages come naked from security controls.
CST-360 will assist you in identifying what is required with a risk based approach and will supply you with the business rational behind it.