The cloud is a remote location to store and share your files and data, and has some built-in cloud security: 

  • Back up of your data to the cloud 
  • No more external hard drives 
  • Remotely update and sync your files 
  • Share your files easily  
  • Remote work made easy  
  • Keep your files encrypted 
Cloud Security

The cloud provider’s job isn’t just to house the data of companies, it’s to also ensure the cloud users how safe it is. When developing the cloud, they focused on: user and device authentication, data and resource access control, and data privacy protection.  

To achieve optimum security, they start with secure access control, zero-trust network, change management, web application firewall, data protection, and continuous monitoring.  

6 Pillars of Cloud Security

  1. Secure Access Control: secure Identity Access Management (IAM) protocol; access to what they need and that’s all  
  2. Zero-Trust Network Security Controls: separating the data from what needs to be protected and what doesn’t  
  3. Change Management: management has control over governance and compliance when there is a request; can catch any suspicious activity  
  4. Web Application Firewall: added protection to add a blockade to breachers à serves as an indicator of suspicious behavior  
  5. Data Protection: strongly encourage encrypting files and have a plan of what to do if there is suspicious activity and breach  
  6. Continuous Monitoring: comparing to older logs and auditing   
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Let’s Get in the Mind of the Hackers

The object of the game is you must get money or something that will lead to the money like credit card information, social security, someone’s identification, etc. Before, they relied on pickpocketing and scamming scenarios to get quick cash. With everything becoming digital, added tactics like phishing emails and malware to get your information. Two common events happen: they get access to the data and expose known data that isn’t fictionalized, or they expose data that you didn’t know residing in the cloud that wasn’t fictionalized.   

What You Can Do

No matter what you do to your cloud security process, hackers are going to try to get their paycheck. Here are things we can do to add to the existing security protocol:  

  • Move sensitive data off the cloud 
  • Encrypt sensitive data  
  • Change your passwords  
  • Require 2-factor authentication/multifactor authentication 
  • Invest in firewalls on email servers 
  • Educate yourself and the company to make sure  
  • Know what information is on the cloud 
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How C² Discover Can Help

C² Discover is a great addition to any cloud security initiative by scanning your cloud environments and identifying what and where sensitive data is located, giving you the power to know what is in the server. Using contextual machine learning, we can determine the exact location of the data. Once the scan is completely done, you’re able to drill down your results, giving you the exact location of the data. Conquer cloud security with C² Discover finds out how risky your server is through a heat map.