Overview Cloud Security
Cloud computing is evolving at a increadble rate. However, despite massive advances over the years, Security still stands as the biggest barrier to adoption of Cloud computing for many companies. To many companies the risks of the unknown are just too high. Cloud computing is seen as effectively putting all their trust in a 3rd party. If things go wrong, they can go very wrong very quickly. Yet the news of success stories continue to grow companies like Spotify and Netflix and the many benefits they have achieved from embracing Cloud computing. Benefits that really only become availiable to those that embrace the Cloud. For example, significant cost reductions through pay-as-you-go type services, rapid deployment times and high availablity data centres all over the world.
Many different cloud models now exist, Software as a service - SAAS, Platform as a service - PAAS and Infrastructure as a service - IAAS. The benefits when implemented correctly are staggering.
We have worked with many compainies to help them understand the risks of different models and provided independent advice on solutions that mitigate these risks. For example, has your company considered:
• Sanitisation/encryption of data before sending it to the cloud
• Do you use two factor logins to prevent brute force password attacks against the administrative logins
• Have you considered setting up a VPN between your office and the Cloud provider to secure aceess