When it comes to Cloud Computing we can still see a lot of discussion about issues with this technology, such as security. The truth is that cloud computing can provide us with a level of security superior to the traditional model while giving more flexibility and ease in its management.
It can be seen that more and more innovative technologies are consolidating and it is important that you follow these trends, because it is these technologies, such as cloud computing, that will support this evolution, certainly impacting your segment. Big Data, Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things are just a few examples of technologies that have been inserted into our lives in different ways, demanding high computational power and flexibility. If you want to know more about this, read our article on Industry 4.0.
But why is it important to create security habits in Cloud Computing?
We all know that cyber-attacks are a reality, however, we do not give it enough attention until our own infra is affected. In addition, it is common to think that our data is more secure in our own data center, that is, on premises, or when migrating our environment to a cloud solution we will be more exposed, but in reality, it is exactly the opposite.
It is always important to remember that security is closely linked to internal policies and settings deployed in security appliances, such as the firewall, a rule that applies to the conventional computing model, virtualization, or the cloud.
Returning to the cloud, an important factor to consider is that there are regulations followed by data centers, such as ISO 27001 that deals with physical security and data logic, as well as the TIER III classification that addresses the requirement to guarantee high availability of the environment.
In short, data centers that deliver cloud computing services will surely be better prepared to mitigate the real risks of our day-to-day business.
In addition, cloud solutions, whether public or private, enable virtualization of security solutions making it much simpler and more affordable, financially speaking.
A recent survey by McAfee with IT executives from eleven countries pointed out that the hybrid cloud model is the preferred architecture of Brazilians, where 71% of respondents already use this model. In addition, most companies (81%) also have a formal strategy that prioritizes cloud solutions whenever they buy or deploy applications.
Regarding the use of the Public Cloud, the survey pointed out that 75% of the respondents rely on the solution to store bank data, network passwords, personal information from customers for backup, this type of care should be part of the day-to-day of any IT administrator, thus preventing the loss of important company data in the event of natural disasters or attempted intrusion.
Here are some important tips for your company to be prepared and aware of these cyber-attacks. First, we must know what information is the most important, it is necessary to do this survey because it is not possible to protect everything, you should focus on what is most important and differential. For this there is a base study where the company should invest a percentage of the annual budget of IT in security, for example:
Data deployment for a Cloud Computing model should be adherent to the business, since there are several services in this model of which we can highlight; the SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, being necessary to understand which is the most appropriate to the model of your business. When developing for Cloud, which model of security is being used? All areas that demand IT infrastructure need to be taken into account during the migration. In addition, it is extremely important to take into account the planning of contingency plans. The evaluation of this point cannot go unnoticed, because it deals with issues related to:
Now we can finish our list on the main points you need to know about Cloud Computing and security, we hope to have collaborated by adding key knowledge you need to make sure the main details don’t go unnoticed. After all, no one wants to run the risk of losing important data or suffering a cyber-attack because of not being prepared in the best way.
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