Security in the cloud is much like security in your on-premises data centers – only without the costs of maintaining facilities and hardware. Many characteristics in the cloud such as enabling different policies and controls are the same as for any on-premise IT Architecture.
In the cloud, you don’t have to manage physical servers or storage devices instead, you use software-based security tools to monitor and protect the flow of information into and out of your cloud resources.
Cloud Security differs on different deployment models and the provider being used by the organization.
In cloud Security, one has to remember the considerations of the Shared Responsibility Model. This means that the Cloud Service Provider (CSP) is responsible for the security of the cloud infrastructure but you, the customer (or tenant, or user) are responsible for securing the data and applications that you put up in the Cloud.
Can you identify who will be responsible for each aspect of asset protection in the cloud environment, you as provider or as customer? We can help by providing the advisory and consulting inputs to set up the necessary and relevant processes. Or to obtain appropriate certification(s) that will help provide assurance to your stakeholders and interested parties. Mapping your processes and assets we can assist in identifying the touch points and the areas which need your oversight.
Where required we will test your cloud infrastructure using Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing (VAPT) methods that will help uncover technical weaknesses.
We will help provide training and awareness for your management and users with appropriate guidance on using the cloud services and how they can be responsible cyber cloud citizens.
Being on the cloud does not translate into an assurance that your business is immune from disruption. Our BCP/DR services will provide the necessary inputs to build resilience into your cloud infrastructure.
We help to ensure security of the complex cloud architecture enabled by your organization. This is achieved through the implementation of industry standards like ISO27017 and others, as well as regulatory practices such as PCI-DSS, or industry frameworks like CSA. We will help review, assess and measure your cloud and on-prem security practices, then plan your journey to a high level of maturity and assurance.
We will help using risk and threat assessment practices supported by recommendations for remediation of the issues.