September 16, 2019 // By Magenic
Best practices surrounding cloud security are changing all the time. Advancements and new capabilities are coming online in almost real time. But that doesn’t need to mean confusion. It can mean opportunity. With a little knowledge and the right technology partner, you can use cloud security to make sure your digital assets are safer than ever, and you can accelerate your business quickly.
We go into detail on this topic in our white paper, “7 Ways To Secure Your Cloud Software Quickly.” Here are some key takeaways.
Involve Your Security Team Early
Rather than waiting until the end, involve your security team at the start. Have team members work with architects during the development process. Shifting security to the early stages of an application’s design and development will increase your release frequency, resulting in less time reviewing and remediating at the end of a build.
Take Advantage of Snapshot Reports
Most major cloud providers have security tools that can give you easy-to-view reports across your deployment and allow teams to identify issues, review and remediate across multiple systems.
Make Sure to Isolate Your Data
In the cloud there are many options for backup solutions, from using cloud services to sending the data to your own data center and backup solution.
Encrypt Your Data in Transit
With today’s cloud capabilities, there is no reason not to encrypt all data in transit, especially those moving in, out and throughout your cloud service. Depending on the sensitivity of your data, encrypting data at rest either through the databases or the storage is crucial, especially when you are using cloud services across multiple regions.
Embrace Role-Based Protections
Cloud services shared across multiple services require specific permissions to be put in place to allow for the layered authorizations to be effective. The most efficient method to do this is through role-based protections. Roles allow a central point for granting users, accounts and service authorizations. Once put in place, roles and permissions rarely need to be modified.
If you’d like to take a deeper dive into how business managers and IT staff can gain a better understanding of security on cloud applications, check out our latest white paper, “7 Ways To Secure Your Cloud Software Quickly.”