Security in the cloud
Early on in your transformation, or afterwards?
Nowadays, it is impossible to imagine cybersecurity without the cloud. But the road to the cloud is different for everyone. Where on this road do you place your security, when do you start thinking about this, how do you apply it and what does this mean for your company. Even if your cloud transformation is already underway, it is still sensible to think about this.
After all, it is important to set up your security properly at the start of the cloud journey. This does not mean that you will be immune to future threats, but it does ensure that you are better prepared for what is to come.
Each cloud journey is unique
A lot of options, a lot of considerations
The reality is that the cloud looks different for each company. What your cloud looks like depends on the services and applications you use, so the best way to set up cloud security can differ greatly per company.
Are you using a SaaS-service in the cloud like Office 365 or SalesForce, or are you perhaps working on a migration from on premise to cloud for all your company’s data and applications? Or do you use custom software that runs in the cloud? In short, the cloud’s number of options mean there are several considerations with regard to your cloud security.
In short: the many options that cloud provides lead to many considerations regarding your cloud security.
Setting up your Cloud security is not for later
You’ll already be too late
Furthermore, many companies start to consider the status of their cloud security only when they run into some sort of issue. Whether it is related to compliance or a security breach, in both cases it will be too late to start thinking about your cloud security. Your ‘road’ to the cloud will already be behind you and it will already be too late to properly adjust your security.
So where should you start with this cloud security reality check? The most important questions to ask yourself are:
- Is my information security policy properly implemented in the cloud as well?
- And what if something goes wrong?
What is cloud security?
Compliance, architecture and infrastructure
The cloud is the internet. And unlike physical locations, it is a lot more difficult to properly secure your part of it. Physical lines can be plugged into firewalls and then you are secure. But in the cloud, small mistakes can have big consequences. A configuration error can lead to being directly connected to the internet, and then it is a small effort for hackers to breach security.
Before you start setting up your security, it is important to start thinking as soon as possible about what you will be doing in the cloud, accounting for compliance regulations, and how to ensure that your cloud security architecture and infrastructure align with your existing overall infrastructure and strategy.
The easiest way to ensure this, is simply by applying the same strategy throughout the entire organization. The Zero Trust strategy is exceptionally suited to this.
Zero Trust Security
Design security in a sustainable and independent manner
Zero Trust strategy is an impressive tool with which to shape your security sustainably and independently, regardless of your data’s location. This strategy connects ‘what data do I have and what is the most valuable (crown jewels)’ and ‘what policy (legislation and regulation) should I apply here’.
Combining these two makes it much easier to create a clear overview of policy and its application.
With Zero Trust security you choose to effectively minimize the attack surface of your entire network. Divide the network into (micro)segments or functional domains and apply security measures that are in line with the sensitivity of the data within that segment.
This ensures that a security incident or breach will impact only a specific segment, instead of all your IT resources.
ON2IT & Cloud security
Managed Zero Trust Cloud Security
Our next-generation public cloud platform offers 24/7 transparent access to a team of security analysts who respond in real time to alerts and incident reports – an in-house IT department, but remotely. For a set price per month, you get access to tools and knowledge that go far beyond traditional managed security services, such as basic technology support management, basic monitoring, and compliance reporting.
MDR & MPC
Context and preventative measures
Like all other cybersecurity solutions, ON2IT uses MDR and MPC for their cloud security solutions. MDR (Managed Detection & Response) and MPC (Managed Prevention & Compliance) solutions focus on providing context to events and on preventive measures.
MDR and MPC are also included in our SOC-as-a-Service solution, which provides not only the possibility of detecting and analyzing threats, but also puts a stop to them.
Our Zero Trust-based Security Orchestration, Automation and Response (SOAR) platform is integrated with Prisma Cloud, the leading cloud-native security platform for AWS, Azure and Google Cloud.
We provide protection for all hosts, containers and serverless deployment in any cloud, throughout the software lifecycle.