How to make data theft-proof
Guest comment by Christine Schönig *
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Securing company premises with locks and alarm systems is normal. Now, however, the field of business is going beyond the analogue area and into the digital space. The digital place where the entrance doors are sometimes particularly wide open is the cloud – but it has many entry and exit points.
So, when a company moves its data and workloads to the cloud, it opens more avenues for hackers to hack. And so the challenge of protecting them is greater than ever: now.”Cloud protection Report “, said 76 per cent of respondents have two or more Zipper (versus 62% in 2021) for everyday use.
The need to standardize security solutions
To understand how best to protect cloud assets, it’s helpful to stay with the door analogy. Suppose each security door consists of a number of components that fit together. All the individual parts together make up the structure of each door: hinges, handles, locks, screws, keys. No door is complete without one of these items. Now imagine the alarm system and all the doors being installed by four or five different contractors, each with their own order form. Maybe this approach costs To reduce. But what if something goes wrong? Who do you contact and who guarantees that the service provider does not blame the other?
The example should show the following: Using multiple cloud security products from different providers is a method used by insecure companies Architectural Engineering tree leaves. This increases total cost of ownership (TCO) and reduces return on investment (ROI) because it complicates integration and automation between products from different vendors. As a result, the effectiveness of corporate security decreases as more manual labor is required.
with the CloudSafety It’s like a security door: every element of a security strategy must fit together and work with the others. This principle should also be applied to cloud security, where malicious attacks thrive and multiply every year and become more sophisticated.
Hybrid clouds vs. migrations
In a hybrid cloud environment, access to the cloud should be direct because the advanced security and virtualization is in the cloud and no reverse connection is required for remote sites or users to security gateways or other data centers. It must use scalable virtual machines in the cloud to extend the same granular and granular security to all relevant clouds. This enables the best possible performance, scaling, and support. Protection can be extended across an entire organization with a single intelligent user console programmed with a shared policy. This makes moving to the cloud easy, familiar, and less risky.
When moving to or expanding into the cloud, the task of maintaining an overview can often seem impossible. Changes in each cloud are multiplied by the number of clouds used and focus on getting things right again and again. using a tool do this The verdict It runs automatically across multiple clouds, reducing risk and saving time. This way you get an assessment of the security situation, you can detect misconfigurations and best practices around compliance– Enforce cross frame conditions.
Security door, gate and alarm at the same time
Build a secure cloudConcept It is an important step in the first line of defense. This means focusing first on key elements of the current infrastructure landscape to find vulnerabilities. It’s important to choose a cloud security platform with a focus on real-time prevention, automation, and unified management — including layered protection mechanisms that are fully integrated and leave no holes for attacks.
In order to provide initial guidance on securing cloud resources and eliminating vulnerabilities, it is helpful to ask yourself the following questions:
- How transparent is the IT security of the network and cloud resources?
- How do users support or prevent the high security standard?
- To what extent is it possible to integrate with existing security?
- How can DevOps become DevSecOps without losing flexibility?
- Is it easy to apply and enforce consistent policies across all endpoints and users with different security products?
- Is it possible to implement one portal for complete management?
The focus should not be on detection and containment, but on prevention. A solution that protects data in the cloud should act like a virtual security door that sounds an alarm when danger is imminent.
if hybrid cloudEnvironment or moving to the cloud: As with proper security control, a layered approach must be implemented and updates must be automated. This saves time, resources, and money, protecting previously uncontrolled access points and, above all, valuable company and employee data.
* Christine Schönig is the Regional Director of Security Engineering CER, Office of the Chief Technology Officer at Check Point Software Technologies GmbH.