In coming two years, most of the large companies are planning to migrate to says the new report from migration and disaster recovery provider CloudEndure.

The shift to cloud for enterprises projection

 

But even large organizations are not very much confident over moving confidential business data to the cloud, fearing security issues. We have taken the effort to address the major security challenges and a solution that can be offered. Read on –

  1. Shared technology vulnerabilities – Automating software deployment and rolling out patches quickly and at scale.
  2. Abuse of cloud services – Cloud abuse is possible because of stolen credit cards, hijacked accounts and free cloud trials, Cloud providers like Azure shuts down about 70,000 virtual machines for security reasons, every month.
  3. Denial of Service (DOS) – Cloud providers such as Azure are investing heavily in DDOS prevention – isolating non-public applications from the internet and providing local resiliency against cloud outages.
  4. Insecure interfaces and APIS’s – Both users and cloud providers need to take responsibility as cloud is new and rapidly evolving. Cloud providers must follow SDL (security development lifecycle) while users must validate API’s.
  5. Unauthorised access – Enterprises should mitigate this risk by taking steps such as turning off unneeded endpoints, encouraging the use of strong passwords, creating two-factor authentication and detecting breach at the onset.
  6. Data loss – Customers must take steps such as point-in-time backups and geo-redundant storage while cloud providers must have services such as deleted resource tombstoning.
  7. Data breach – Cloud providers must encrypts inter-datacentre links and customers must encrypt outside of cloud.

Managed service providers are offering management and monitoring services for cloud at all levels.

Check out more from our page on how we help enterprises to defend cloud security challenges.