Prior to the beginning of this content, just close your eyes for once and think that ‘how many cloud services are you using daily in your life?’ At least Facebook, Instagram, Gmail, etc., are used by home or business users. A mixture of online services is managed by employers either for entertainment purpose or for any sort of business operation. The above scenario simply shows that cloud computing technology has been a boon to the millennial in today’s technical world. It not only provides cloud storage and management system but, also renders all time access over data stored on the cloud and that too from any geolocation. Only and only a proper internet connection is needed to use the content stored on cloud platform. But, when the question of safety arises, lots of cloud computing security challenges come in mind. None of the cloud users assure that he or she is able to keep sensitive data secure online. A ‘question mark’ kind of experience comes on the face of individuals when they are questioned that what are they doing for cloud data protection.
The major challenge in this scenario is that ‘cloud data security is in the hand of two different parties – Cloud Service Provider and Its Consumers.’ It is the responsibility of CSPs to ensure that their hardware storage infrastructure is capable enough to secure the stored sensitive data. At the same time, it is the duty of consumers to ensure that they are using all strong measures from their end, which are required to keep sensitive data safe online. Following are the risk associated with the keeping of sensitive data on cloud:
It seems as if you are worried after the adoption of cloud computing technology in your premises? And thinking of switching back to the traditional IT infrastructure? Is it so??
See whether it is an on-premises infrastructure or off-premises, practices to keep sensitive data safe are mandatory in both cases. Of course it is possible to achieve prevention against cyber attacks but only at one cause – strong preventive measures need to be undertaken. Online data security can be achieved in an effective manner only if proper defensive strategies are implemented.
Being the cloud security administrator in your premises, it is your responsibility to ensure that following techniques are implemented properly:
Security Tip – The administrator role does not finish after the implementation of security practices. It is his or her duty to weekly check whether these practices are strictly followed in premises or not.
The best practices to keep sensitive data secure on the cloud are mentioned in this post. All these measures are manual and require continuous efforts of business administrator to achieve online data protection. One can reduce efforts up to major extent by choosing and adopting a suitable CASB service provider for their industry. The vendor provides automated software through which customers can automate the majority of security solutions and hence, focus more on other sorts of business works.