Managing Cybersecurity in Cloud Computing
What is cloud computing?
Cloud computing has made it easier for people and businesses to access and manage data. It is nearly impossible to understand the digital revolution of businesses and organizations without the usage of cloud computing. The “cloud” is a server that stores data, applications, and software that can be accessed from any device, when connected to the internet.
With cloud services growing in popularity, it is estimated that about 50% of businesses will have adopted at least one cloud service in the near future. Cloud computing allows businesses to reduce their investment in servers and infrastructures when it comes to storing data.
How is cybersecurity applied to cloud services?
Cloud services are held to common compliance and cybersecurity standards to ensure the data of the users is protected for the companies that contract the services. Cloud computing can be protected by following these security protocols:
- Before using cloud services, make sure you fully understand the privacy policies of the cloud service that you want to implement into your business model. By offering their services for free, generally in return they may sell your information or benefit in another way
- The access to the web or application must use a SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) certificate to show identity of the site owners
- In order to better protect who is accessing the cloud service, it is recommended that the cloud service has multi-factor authentication activated to increase the level of security
- It is important to remember the basics of security and pick a strong password, and if needed save them on a password manager
- Data encryption is another important step in protecting your data. By using cloud services, our data is at risk of being accessed and read by third parties. You can enhance protection by integrating the endpoint encryption into the cloud services directly
RB Advisory will perform our discovery service to determine your cloud security stance. Contact us to make sure your cloud security is up to date and find out how to better protect your business while using cloud services.