Making your applications secured and available

Reducing the time and effort to make the applications available online or data available over the internet. This pushed many organizations to choose cloud. As business moves online, malicious actors are increasingly targeting applications as the attack vector. Cloud customers now need to look at the effective security provisions on their cloud.

There are primary security challenges that affect the success of compliance on-premises or in the cloud that organizations should be aware of:

  • Operational Consistency – Irrespective to the line of business, inconsistency in operations equates to inefficiency. All the security and compliances that existed on-premises must be applied to the cloud services.
  • Advanced Threats - Data cyber threats represent a relentless source of sophisticated exploits and zero-day attacks aimed to get Organizations information. Threat actors use a mix of methods to compromise systems and infrastructure for political and financial has become easier to attack organizations when their edge systems are attached to insecure networks outside their sphere of control.
  • Information Visibility - With the proliferation of mobile devices and the increasing use of cloud-based applications and services, critical corporate information is more dispersed than ever. With additional regulatory requirements involving global data residency, getting a single view of your data is more challenging than ever.

 Every Organization has its own requirement of Compliance and security depending on the service offerings. It is important to note that Cloud Compliance and security is dual responsibility i.e. cloud service provider and the organization both are responsible for it. This is made as a contractual agreement between the organization and its cloud service provider. The Major considerations for cloud security and compliances are as follows –

  • Decide what type of Data to be stored in the cloud and location of the data.
  • Asset management i.e. management of the infrastructure from the provider including Operating Systems and applications.
  • Asset management i.e. management of the infrastructure from the provider including Operating Systems and applications.
  •     Configuration Management and Data Protection: Configuring the services from the service provider rightly with right access and making sure the data is encrypted at both; rest and transit.
  • SLA and Resources type: SLA and the resources provided from the service provider should always meet the regulations possessed by the organization.
  • Service providers are to be adhered to general and industry-specific compliance frameworks, audits, and attestations.

Below are the few of Compliance requirements of different organizations based on their line of business and service offering which cover above major considerations –

  • PCI DSS : a standard that includes 12 requirements for any business that stores, process or transmits payment cardholder data.
  • HIPPA : Guidance for protection of Health information in cloud systems.
  • MPAA : best practices for content security.
  • ISO 9001, 27001, 27017 standards – these standards cover QMS (Quality Management System), specific requirement on establishing, implementing and maintain Information Management System within context of organization and also covers guidelines for information security controls applicable to the provision and use of cloud services.

Cloud4C as a service provider adheres to the compliance requirements of different organizations with different line of business and service offering by combining its security service offerings with AWS and provide Miti-DoS which protects the connectivity; Firewall, WAF, VPN services at the network layer; Host Intrusion Protection System(HIPS), Antivirus, Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing(VAPT) that help in protecting the information at the infrastructure level and monitoring and managing Access management through 2FA, SIEM and DAM.AWS comply ISO 9001,27001, 27017, PCI DSS, SOC1,SOC2,SOC3 and also complies different regulations and standards applicable to different regions(GDPR,FedRamP,GxP,IRAP). 

Date Posted: 
Sunday, December 22, 2019
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