Cloud could be even more secure than your Data Centre!

Security in the cloud is slightly different than the security of on-premises data centres. When you move workloads and data to the cloud, security responsibilities become shared between you and your cloud service provider. In this case, the cloud platform is responsible for securing the underlying infrastructure that support the cloud, and you would be responsible for anything you put on the cloud or anything you connect to the cloud.
This shared security responsibility model can reduce operational burdens in many ways, and in some cases may even improve default security posture without additional action on the customer part.

Cyber Security

Security is job one in the cloud! As such, Cloud security at Cloud Pioneers is our highest priority.There are many benefits to adapting cloud services, however it is not without it’s risks! In a marketplace with multiple cloud platforms and cloud applications for every requirement how can businesses ensure that users are not adapting dangerous applications and potentially exposing the organisation.

As a our customer, you will benefit from a tailored architecture built to meet the requirements of most security-sensitive organizations. An advantage of our cloud security solution is that it allows customers to scale and innovate, while maintaining a secure environment by using micro segmentation and taking advantage of a wide array of security tools and capabilities on different cloud platforms.

Our security Architects make it possible to create secure solutions on secure platforms like AWS and Azure by providing CIA services (Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability) of customer data.

In this context, Confidentiality is a set of rules that limit access to data hosted in the cloud, Integrity is the assurance that the information is trustworthy and accurate while interacting with the cloud and also migrating to the cloud, and availability is a guarantee of 24x7 reliable access to information hosted in the cloud.

Security is the number one focus!

Security is the number one focus and priority for organizations today. Protecting your organization
continues to be increasingly difficult as employees use their own devices and applications at work and data flows into and out of your business in a variety of ways. While the attack surface has broadened, attacks have also become more sophisticated and more damaging. Today’s security leaders must balance these challenges with business needs to collaborate, innovate, and grow.

Moving to the cloud is a journey!

Moving to the cloud is a journey, and every organization is at different stages of this journey. However, moving to the cloud does not have to be a departure from your existing systems and processes. In a fully integrated hybrid IT environment, the cloud becomes an extension of your data centre and the policies through which you control it. Hybrid cloud strategies also offer security leaders a measured approach to moving to the cloud, allowing them to move business functions to the cloud only when they are confident that the service offers the right amount of control.

Cloud Security is a shared responsibility!

Security in the cloud is slightly different than the security of on-premises data centres. When you move workloads and data to the cloud, security responsibilities become shared between you and your cloud service provider. In this case, the cloud platform is responsible for securing the underlying infrastructure that support the cloud, and you would be responsible for anything you put on the cloud or anything you connect to the cloud. This shared security responsibility model can reduce operational burdens in many ways, and in some cases may even improve default security posture without additional action on the customer part.

Security must be job one!

Security must be job one and highest priority in the cloud. There are many benefits to adapting cloud services and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) programs, however it is not without its risks! In a marketplace with multiple cloud platforms and cloud applications for every requirement how can your business ensure that users are not adapting dangerous applications and potentially exposing the organisation.

Cloud could be even more secure than your on-premises!

If you get it right, Public cloud providers offer better security than on-premises data centres can achieve. This is due to the investments that cloud providers are making to build and maintain their cloud infrastructure. When planning, look for vendors that are transparent and publish detailed information about security, privacy, and compliance of their cloud services. In addition to this, a good cloud service provider should also produce audit reports and other materials to help you verify that their statements are in fact valid and understand where the line between their responsibilities end and yours begin. Businesses and users are going to use technology only if they can trust it. You can move to the cloud securely when you're armed with the knowledge from your cloud provider on their security, privacy, compliance, and transparency.

Digital estate is growing!

The digital estate is growing! The traditional IT infrastructure is being extended as companies embrace cloud applications such as Office 365, OneDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox, Box, Azure, AWS and Salesforce. Adapting Cloud platforms like Office 365 is a critical step in your organisation’s digital transformation. You can drive great business value from uncompromised productivity with cloud powered tools that gives your team the freedom to work from anywhere, using any device.

Enterprises are experiencing a fundamental shift and transformation in the way their employees and customers consume technology, which is happening in nearly every region.

Sensitive data is at risk!

  • Do you know how many of employees use non-approved cloud apps at work without having an understanding of risky SaaS/Cloud applications?
  • Do you know how many of enterprise organisations keep sensitive information in the cloud with no visibility and enforcement?
  • Do you know how many of organisations no longer have confidence to detect and prevent loss of sensitive data in the cloud?
  • Do you know how many of employees have accidently send sensitive information to the wrong person?
  • Do you have a strategy for protecting and managing sensitive information across cloud and BYOD devices?
  • Do you know where your sensitive data resides?
  • Do you have control of your data as it travels inside and outside of your organisation?
  • Are you using multiple solutions to discover, classify, label, and protect sensitive data?

Cloud security strategy, solutions and controls are required to safeguard your critical corporate assets everywhere and help you achieve compliance requirements.

Zero-trust environment!

There is no longer an inside or outside of the organisation network! The cloud has become every organisation’s extended enterprise. There is no such a thing as secure on-premises that many traditional security technologies such as the Firewall, IPS, SIEM and DLP were designed to defend the on-premises. This is new world of Internet, Cloud and zero-trust which is growing significantly as cloud providers are migrating businesses to cloud platforms and transforming the way IT services inclusive of security are delivered. If you’re adapting cloud-based applications, you need to consider your broad ecosystem of applications and your cloud providers as well as implication of using SaaS/cloud apps such as office 365 and potential threats.

Businesses are still responsible for data legally!

With respect to the shared responsibilities security model in the cloud, businesses are still responsible for monitoring and controlling how applications are used, content is monitored, and data is secured. As a result, you may find yourself at risk without fully understanding where they are truly vulnerable. It pretty much same as having a secure house but still it’s your responsibility to lock the doors and windows. Cloud would be even more secure than your on-premises if you adapt it in a right way and having right controls in place as per your business requirements which varies for different businesses.

Shadow IT!

The term Shadow IT refers to third-party IT solutions, including cloud applications, platforms and services without oversight from the IT department. Cloud Apps, platforms and services are a big contributor to Shadow IT as employees or business units can easily onboard these services directly and they may immediately improve productivity, however it is not without its risks!
There are strategic capabilities to help you to safeguard your business on adapting cloud platforms, cloud applications, cloud services and against Shadow IT while protecting and managing sensitive information. For more information please refer to our CASB pages.

Advanced Security!

Cloud platforms and applications such as Office 365 delivers anywhere, anytime, uncompromised productivity. Adding secure access and mobile management builds the framework to help you protect your organization both on-premises and in the cloud. Managed and protected identity as the core of advanced security that works to detect internal threats with cutting-edge behavioural analytics and anomaly detection technologies. You can uncover suspicious activity and pinpoint threats across your on-premises and cloud ecosystem. By using machine learning and event logs, you can identify advanced persistent threats on-premises and detects known malicious attacks almost as instantly as they occur. With clear and relevant information provided through a concise attack timeline, you can quickly focus on critical response actions.

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With respect to your requirements and your security strategy, tailored security solution and controls can significantly help you to safeguard your business on adapting cloud platforms, cloud applications, cloud services and against Shadow IT while protecting and managing sensitive information.

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