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The Importance of Cloud Security for the Finance Sector


Financial institutions of all sizes increasingly view services provided by cloud service providers as an important component of their technology program, and cloud adoption could represent a significant change to financial institutions’ internal operations and delivery of services to clients and customers.

In the finance sector, where sensitive information such as financial records, customer data, and transaction details are stored online, the risk of cyber threats is high. This blog post will discuss the importance of cloud security for the finance sector and how it can benefit businesses.

The finance sector is heavily regulated, and businesses must comply with strict security standards and protocols to ensure the safety of their customers' personal and financial information. Cloud security provides a secure environment for storing sensitive data and ensures compliance with regulations such as GDPR, PCI DSS, and HIPAA. Failing to comply with these regulations can result in hefty fines and legal action against businesses.

Protection Against Cyber Threats

The finance sector is a prime target for cybercriminals due to the high-value assets held by financial institutions. Cyber threats such as hacking, phishing, and malware attacks can cause significant damage to businesses, including financial loss, reputational damage, and loss of customer trust. Cloud security provides an additional layer of protection against these threats by implementing security measures such as data encryption, access controls, and regular security audits.

Data protection is the first step for an adequate Cloud Security Strategy. In Teracloud we reinforce security and protect businesses. By implementing best practices and the correct security strategy you will be able to:

  • Save time and reduce costs by speeding up processes with the automation of operations.

  • Have control over information and account reports safely and securely.

  • Enhance data privacy by optimizing and applying multiple layers of security.

Cloud security not only provides enhanced protection against cyber threats but also offers cost savings and scalability benefits. Cloud infrastructure eliminates the need for businesses to invest in expensive hardware and software, saving them money on infrastructure costs. Also provide businesses with the flexibility to scale their operations up or down depending on their needs, allowing for growth and agility in the finance sector.

Larger investment advisors, investment companies, and broker-dealers are adopting cloud computing services to scale operations, build for business continuity needs, and launch products more quickly to market. Some firms started natively in the cloud and have built their entire technology stack in the cloud. Other firms are either in the process of preparing to move to the cloud, piloting workloads in the cloud, or scaling operations in the cloud, typically in an incremental fashion. Still, others have yet to transition to the cloud significantly and are taking a wait-and-see approach to gain additional information as cloud computing matures.

The idea is to drive business results, with fewer resources dedicated to infrastructure support.

Thus, will improve the security of the infrastructure, and prevent the business from losing money, in addition, will gain governance and control over the data, it will comply with the regulations of the financial industry and, most importantly, will build trust with customers.

A success story from a client that implemented Security Solutions in the Cloud with Teracloud

Due to the nature of the wealth management industry security is a top priority, on top of that Pulse360 needed to know where they were standing regarding industry best practices before their new platform goes to production public/use.

​Pulse360 wanted to have an experienced AWS partner with a strong background in Security to review their infrastructure and help to build secure, high-performing, resilient, and efficient infrastructure for their applications and workloads.