2nd June 2021
7 min read
Companies that move towards digital transformation can innovate more quickly, scale efficiently and reduce risk by implementing cloud security best practices.
Businesses must keep up with growing customer expectations and the pace of innovation by adopting a digital-first business model. But for many businesses, digital transformation remains a huge challenge.
Company culture and technology must align for a digital-first business model to be effective. You need commitment from your team to learn new skills and processes and the IT infrastructure to enable change.
Adopting new technologies that will make your business agile and flexible will drive you along in your digital transformation. The most important factor, however, is security.
Keeping data secure when it’s used in transit and at rest is crucial to protect your assets, including your technology, information, customers, employees and reputation.
Secure cloud computing is the key to making digital transformation possible. Moving your business’ IT environment to the cloud gives you the ability to adapt quickly to changing environments and customer needs.
The cloud provides a platform and processes that improve your business’ productivity, flexibility and agility.
The nature of the cloud is complex and there are many security considerations. As your business moves to digitally transform your operations, cloud security should be a priority to make sure risks are assessed and managed effectively.
Your business must implement sufficient security measures that protect your data and information in the cloud. Cloud security should be embedded from the very beginning in the development and migration process when configuring a new cloud environment.
This approach to the cloud puts your security first, accelerates your growth and makes the best use of the cloud for your business. Secure and effective use of the cloud can enable you to:
As with any new technology, particularly where sensitive data is involved, there are risks to cloud computing that need to be identified and mitigated.
Effectively managing risks in the cloud and applying the appropriate security controls is crucial to preventing a data breach or loss from occurring.
Developing a security strategy will help you control your data and how to recover it should a breach or loss happen. Your security strategy should ensure that you can maintain business continuity, compliance and risk management.
Creating a cloud security strategy begins with identifying and evaluating the risks involved in the cloud and how it impacts your IT environment. Developing strong security measures that work hand in hand with your systems and operations will make sure protection is a benefit and not a hindrance to your business.
There are many security risks to the cloud that you must be aware of. You have to understand what these risks are and evaluate the impact of the risks should they occur. This way, you can implement adequate cloud security measures to overcome them.
The most common risks to be aware of are:
Sentrium Security can support your cloud security requirements. Our cloud testing services offer assurance for your organisation to ensure that your data in the cloud is protected.
How do you secure your data in the cloud?
To secure your cloud environment, you may need to use the platform security tools at your disposal, and configure the environment by following a secure design or specification. You must know who has access to your cloud and maintain a security management strategy across your cloud environment.
Cloud security should be an enabler for your digital transformation. It allows you to grow with confidence knowing that risks to your cloud environment are mitigated and that your assets and sensitive data are protected.
A strategic move to the cloud which embeds security controls throughout the development and deployment process will allow you to create and maintain a consistent level of digital security across your business.
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