Minimizing Security Challenges in the Cloud
As companies migrate their business-critical applications to workloads to the cloud, they are faced with new cybersecurity challenges. Cloud misconfigurations are by far one of the biggest sources of data breaches. In fact, according to analysis from security firm Digital Shadows, in the first three months of 2018 more than 1.5 billion sensitive corporate files were found to be visible on the public internet due to human error.
Exposed files are a gold mine for criminals. The most common data exposed in the first quarter of the year were payroll and tax return files but other sensitive files like credit card data, transaction files, and even patient lists were also found to be publicly available.
How can enterprises stop these types of errors? According to experts, companies need to work closely with their cloud providers to determine who is responsible for sensitive data and set parameters over how access to that data is handled.
Plus, companies also should understand that many of their legacy security tools are insufficient for today’s cloud environment and explore the capabilities of new technologies that promise to minimize the risk to business assets housed in the cloud.
For example, automation holds a lot of promise. Automated tools are emerging that can understand who and what are getting access to data, the level of sensitivity around that data, and how to mitigate risk to that data.
In this eBrief from SDxCentral, we look at the types of security threats that are becoming more prevalent and examine some of the latest techniques and tools that enterprises are employing to make sure that their business assets in the cloud are secure. Download Today!