Cloud Security

Cloud Security

Cloud Security

While cloud services invite scalability and lower costs, you no longer have physical access to your servers, introducing risks from both cloud providers and cloud users. Let QualiTest help maintain the preventive, detective and corrective controls for your cloud services.

 

Overcome your greatest cloud obstacle: keeping it secure. The benefits are limitless once you clearly define cybersecurity strategies for both virtual and on-premise asset management. From a strong deployment architecture to prioritized measures for migration and management, we can help you minimize risks from outside your network and stay on top of cloud-specific vulnerabilities network-wide.

Security strategies should be decided upon in advance, and should be considered for both cloud and on-premise assets.  You will need to design a cloud deployment architecture, which requires conducting a cloud risk assessment and determine which business-critical assets belong in the cloud).  Then, you need to review and prioritize security measures specific to cloud architecture to strategically manage the migration.  Lastly, you will need to set preventative, detective and corrective cloud-specific ground rules to minimize your risk from outside your network.

  • Preventative: These reduce or eliminate potential vectors of access. This may include: more complex passwords or frequency of change or more steps needed to log in, session log-offs for shorter idle durations, lengthier procedures for logging in from a new computer, deterrent messaging, etc.
  • Detective: These recognize attempts to hack into the system, and usually raise an alarm or set automated corrective methods into action.
  • Corrective: These respond to detected attempts to access, and may include shutting down and rebooting some or all of the system, or assisting in a backup restore procedure to return you to before the invasion began.