Ease of use, unlimited storage, and access from anywhere in the world – the benefits of cloud computing are many; but as such can mean added threats. The Cloud Security Alliance has come up with a list of issues that pose a serious threat to cloud computing. Let’s have a look at each of them.
We have already covered the public vs. private cloud debate, but you may still not have been able to arrive at a definitive verdict (the cost of being completely unbiased). However, let’s not forget how we established that each has its own offering. While private is more secure, public is more cost-effective. That said, let’s not assume that public cloud is an utterly insecure and unsafe option. There are many ways in which public cloud can be made more secure, and that’s the topic of discussion this week.
While public cloud may not be innately secure enough, there are third-party tools that can help provide you peace of mind. Besides which we, as experts, always recommend the thorough reading of your service agreement in order to get a better understanding of the level of security the provider is offering and whether or not it meets your requirements and expectations.
You are probably aware of the term BYOD (Bring Your Own Device), a term that clearly denotes the changing enterprise landscape. Technology, as we can see, has not only changed customer behavior but also the way employees work in and contribute to an organization. BYOD is not a trend, it is in fact a whole new way of business operation. It has become a norm as it provides both employees and employers with plenty of benefits to enjoy.
BYOD policies mean you allow your employees to work more comfortably using devices they are more familiar with. While it definitely means better productivity and mobility, it has its own set of concerns. And when you mix it all up with public cloud – they say it’s the perfect recipe for disaster.
Most experts unanimously agree that a sturdy risk management strategy can help decrease any issues related to a project up to almost 90%. The things you always need to ensure is that you have a solid and strong project management practice, a well-defined scope, the ability to incorporate input from stakeholders, the leverage following a well-designed change management process, and the facility to keep the lines of communication fluent and open.
A well-designed risk management process cuts down any surprises or unanticipated risks effectively. With that being said, an effective risk management strategy can also contribute to the resolution of the problem when changes are occurring because they then become recognized threats that you can defend your project against, so that you can avoid any unpleasant knee-jerk reactions.
As technology develops, the number of monitoring and logging tools available for the protection of your data has also increased. With so many tools at your disposal, detecting any illicit insider activity on your network should be easy enough to identify and deal with, yet it isn’t.
There has been a marked rise in malicious insider attacks because of insiders who commit I.T. sabotage, theft, and fraud, and spy on businesses using authorized access to their system. Since these kinds of hackers extract information by performing the same kind of online actions that they perform daily, the malevolent activity does not appear suspicious.
With the constant boom in technology, IT security has become one of the most important concerns of businesses all around the world. Since the temperament of security risks changes continuously, it can be a challenging task for business owners to recognize and construct a plan that is both flexible and defensive. This is where they need IT consultancy firms to help them out.