Cloud Security Best Practices for All Business Types

One of the biggest benefits of migrating your business to the cloud is the security aspect. The cloud is far more secure than anything you could ever provide yourself, hidden behind layers of security and microsegmentation that keeps sensitive data separate from other data and behind ports that are only explicitly opened and secure by default because the cloud’s level of security is hard to emulate. While it’s possible to achieve a semblance of this security in a traditional data center, cloud providers can do it for you in a far more cost effective manner. That said, hackers still target cloud providers, they still attempt to breach businesses utilizing the cloud and gain information they can leverage against you. So how effective is cloud security, really?

Cloud providers like AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud deal with hacks on a daily basis. As recently as a month ago, there was a massive DDoS attack against AWS specifically. They managed to stop the attack, but cloud security is on the rise because of attacks like that one. Cloud providers strive to ensure the security and safety of your sensitive and proprietary information, so they are constantly watching for threats and fighting against them.

While the provider does their part, you have to do your part for your business. There are components of cloud security that everyone should put into place, no matter who your provider is.

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Originally published at https://www.pwvconsultants.com on July 14, 2020.

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