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Today, most people use the cloud to perform some, if not all, functions of their job. From communication to accounting to data storage, cloud platforms have a variety of uses which make them a goldmine for hackers. 

Thanks to a rise in ransomware, it’s now more important than ever that businesses have a comprehensive cloud security strategy in place.

Here’s the 4 key components that should be in EVERY cloud security plan:

#1: Threat Intelligence Detection & Remediation 

First and foremost, threats need to be detected as soon as possible before they end up infecting the entire network. Through threat intelligence, these attacks can be quickly recognized and isolated from the network. 

Here’s how it works… Unknown threats are identified through forensic analysis to determine their level of risk. A Security Operations Center (SOC) then receives real-time alerts about the newly detected threat. From there, the threat may be isolated from the rest of the system through auto-remediation. 

#2: Next-Gen Firewall 

Simply having a firewall does NOT prevent organizations from being hacked; and, in no way is it a “comprehensive security strategy.” However, it’s still an important component of one. 

A next-generation firewall monitors and controls traffic coming to and from web application servers as well as updates web application firewall rules based on traffic behavior changes. 

#3: Advanced Data Protection

Most organizations are doing the bare minimum for data protection, but that’s no longer enough to protect against cyber threats. With the cloud, it’s important to have a secure connection, strong encryption, multi-factor authentication and the ability to erase data. 

#4: Policies 

No security strategy is complete without implemented policies. As human error accounts for around 90% of data breaches, it’s critical to have employee policies in place to reduce the number of employee-related incidents. 

Unfortunately, many businesses make the biggest mistake of creating policies but never enforcing them. For them to be effective, they must be monitored.

If you have any questions on cloud security, please contact us. 

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