Cloud Security Services
What is Cloud Security?
Cloud computing provides increased access to high-performance applications without major investment in on-site infrastructure and with remote access to data and applications from almost anywhere. Cloud computing offers easy management, storage, processing, and transport of sensitive data.
Protecting cloud computing resources (environments, applications and data) from cybersecurity risks uses strategies, security policies, procedures, technologies and best practices that are unique to this environment and often use cloud-based security tools combined with on-premises hardware and software security measures.
Why do you need Cloud Security Services?
Through 2022, at least 95 percent of all cloud security failures are predicted to be the fault of the customer. (Gartner)
Even though you might be working with a top cloud provider, that doesn’t mean you don’t need to take internal cybersecurity seriously. From restricting physical systems access to bolstering third-party security, at RSI Security we’ll work with you to develop a flexible, scalable approach to ensuring your data is secure in the cloud.
How does Cloud Security work?
Cloud solutions provide organizations with flexibility in organizing and scaling their technical infrastructure. As a result, cloud security also has to be customized to secure that unique infrastructure.
Cloud security works by combining multiple processes and technologies to mitigate the various threats inherent to cloud computing.
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Cloud security is a team effort, so let RSI Security help you develop a cloud security plan that covers your entire organization and partner network while aligning seamlessly with your strategic business goals.
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What are the Benefits of Implementing Cloud Security?
When it comes to the cloud, a comprehensive cybersecurity program simply isn’t optional anymore. A detailed cloud security plan is critical to ensuring the day-to-day operations of your business - not to mention protecting your reputation.
RSI Security can help your organization achieve the following by implementing a cloud security program:
Robust, adaptable, intelligent security that changes along with your business
Securing vulnerabilities across all endpoints, environments, and applications
Cost-savings, efficiency, and performance gains through consolidation of cloud security resources
Seamless collaboration across departments and teams that enhance productivity - without putting your data at additional risk.
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What if you DON'T Implement Cloud Security?
While you might be tempted to “stand pat” with your current measures, failure to properly implement a comprehensive cloud security program with a trusted partner could result in the following:
Cloud Security FAQs
Types of cloud security measures available to implement in a cloud security strategy include:
- Data loss prevention – DLP comprises various tools and measures to secure and prevent cloud data loss.
- Disaster recovery – Tools and processes for recovering lost cloud data as quickly as possible and minimizing the impact on organizational activities.
- Encryption – Cloud data is encrypted to keep it secure while stored in the cloud and during transmission.
- Identity and access management – IAM focuses on creating and managing user identities and their access to systems and data.
- Vulnerability management – Scans, penetration tests, and other security assessments identify vulnerabilities so they can be addressed and corrected.
There are multiple cloud service models and environments, and they aren't all secured in the same ways. Even when a service provider offers security services, your organization will need to navigate how it ties in with any other cloud-based tools and non-cloud solutions.
There are several ways to improve cloud security. The necessary steps will depend on an organization's unique cloud infrastructure, but some best practices include:
- Compliance management
- Data encryption
- Diligent patch, password, and vulnerability management
- Implementing identity and access management
- Regular audits and reporting
- User monitoring
- Using automated solutions when possible
Tools used to manage security in cloud computing include:
- Cloud infrastructure tools – These include tools used to secure hardware like web and vulnerability scanners, penetration testing tools, antivirus tools, and firewalls.
- Physical security tools – Even though cloud services are not hosted on-site, they may connect to on-site hardware. So tools such as physical security systems, physical access IDs and tokens, and photo or biometric IDs are still valuable in cloud security.
- Compliance tools – Tools used to monitor file integrity and data risk, perform assessments, and generate reports are invaluable in maintaining compliance in a cloud-based environment.
- Virtual asset management tools – Managed cloud security services can include identity and access management tools, information security tools, and incident management tools. These support the various security protocols required for a robust cloud security program.
The unique security challenges of cloud computing are a valid concern when building an infrastructure that includes cloud services. Some of these challenges include:
- Less autonomy – Not having the same level of control over security measures as with proprietary or on-site solutions can be one of the tradeoffs of cloud solutions.
- Compliance – Integrating cloud services or operating in a fully cloud-based environment could make regulatory compliance more complex.
- Monitoring – Since access to cloud services isn't usually limited to the bounds of an organization's physical network, monitoring user activity and data access can be more complicated.
- Shared resources – Since cloud services may be hosted in a multi-tenant environment, attacks against another target sharing the same hosting could put your organization at risk.
The right approach to cloud security is unique to each organization.
But with any approach, starting with a NIST cloud risk assessment is a sound first step. You can then develop a cloud security strategy based on the five functions of the NIST framework:
RSI Security will work with your organization to implement a cloud security program customized for your infrastructure, flexible, and scalable, ensuring ongoing efficacy and robustness.
RSI Security is dedicated to:
- Establishing thorough cloud security integration across your organization
- Implementing robust cloud security solutions that align with your organization's compliance requirements
- Developing a program that aligns with your organization's overall goals and operations
- Reducing risk and improving efficiency through reliable automation