It is a known fact that most organizations own applications that are hosted on hybrid cyberspace that often requires CIOs to manage their security policies across these environments. While you may want to tilt towards an exclusive dependence on your cloud’s service provider for your security needs, care must be taken to avoid getting caught up in the web of inconsistencies. This is why it is important to identify custom cloud service solutions and services that are suited for your needs.
Always verify the reliability of your cloud service provider by avoiding the temptation to instantly migrate your high-risk assets. The safest approach is usually to ‘test the waters’ by first migrating the apps and data whose loss or misappropriation are less mission-critical or sensitive to downtime. An example is CRMs.
Always check with your cloud provider to ascertain the credibility of its security solutions, and know whether your sensitive information will always stay private. Avoid cloud solutions that have tendencies of compromising user confidentiality. If for instance, your cloud provider is solely committed to protecting you from encrypted threats or attacks, then the stakes are high that you may eventually get exposed. This is because encrypted attack detection requires some considerable level of legitimate and malicious traffic decryption.
Extra security measures should be taken to ensure the protection of sensitive information in the cloud. This is particularly essential if your employees are not IT savvy; the use of unapproved cloud-based apps could leave a trail of sensitive data vulnerabilities or leakage, and could consequently pose a risk to the network, hence the need for a licensed cloud access security broker.