How to secure your business? Is your data secure?
One of the main concerns of a company when deciding to move part or all of its computing and data management resources to a cloud computing service is security. That is why data protection is the first step for an adequate cloud security strategy.
Due to the pandemic, e-commerce, online transactions, and the use of digital services increased dramatically, but as companies have adapted to the digital world, thieves also find new ways to commit criminal acts and increase digital attacks.
From ransomware, phishing, hacking to data breaches and insider threats, businesses are now exposed to a greater number of vulnerabilities that are increasing tremendously fast and becoming even more dangerous every day.
On top of that, cryptocurrencies provide certain anonymity simplifying the job for them. Technologies that can facilitate the illegal trafficking of drugs, weapons, and explosives, human trafficking, money laundering, terrorist activities, and cybercrime.
As a consequence, business owners lose money, data governance, and customer data, but more importantly, the trust of their users and buyers.
Awareness is an important step! A survey by The Pearson Institute and The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that “about 9 in 10 Americans are at least somewhat concerned about hacking involving their personal information, financial institutions, government agencies, or certain public services. About two-thirds say they are very or extremely concerned".
CyberEdge Group Cyber Threat Defense Report 2021
In this way, cloud security refers to the practice of protecting the integrity of cloud-based applications, data, and virtual infrastructure because cyber attackers can exploit security vulnerabilities, using stolen credentials or compromised applications to carry out attacks, interrupt services or steal confidential data.
That is why today it’s extremely necessary to reinforce security measures and apply best practices to ensure business continuity. One of the best solutions is to automate the security of your operation.
With security automation, you can develop an environment that is designed to address today's most important threats, as well as increasingly stringent compliance requirements. With this knowledge, design a protection strategy that, periodically, generates backup copies of the data, its storage in a safe place, and the access protocols to those copies once stored.
In addition to the peace of mind that comes from having specialists who know how to protect company information, having consistent, scheduled backups is a clear way to save money, because it saves the work and storage of those backups. It also allows better compliance with the Organic Law on Data Protection, which requires ensuring correct storage of user and customer information. And finally, having experts managing the data guarantees easy and simple access to backups.
Cloud computing is increasingly the norm rather than the exception for businesses. Put security first and your organization will be able to drive top business benefits while significantly reducing cyber risk.
Finally, we want to share with you these tips from an IT point of view.
Implement Smart Scanning for Vulnerabilities
Security by Design, you can get more information in the link (https://aws.amazon.com/es/compliance/security-by-design/)
Look beyond SSL
Always encrypt Data
Limit Access to Sensitive Information
Keep Compliance on track
Do you want to know if your company is at risk? Take action and let us review your infrastructure security based on industry best practices. Schedule your 30 min call here.
In Teracloud we are specialists in protecting information and ensuring that your business has the necessary tools so that you can offer products and services in complete safety.
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