Design appropriate Cloud Security Controls based on your system architecture and business model.
Why do we need Cloud Security?
In the last 18 months, 79% of companies have experienced at least one cloud data breach. Despite being aware of these challenges, only one in five organizations assess their overall AWS and security posture in real-time. Your hosting provider is responsible for the security of the underlying infrastructure but you’re responsible for the security of the data you store. Cloud data breaches are on the rise because most businesses are not fully aware of the nuances of cloud security. By taking a few proactive measures you can scale your business and be prepared with the assurance of good security.
What is your approach to Cloud Security?
Securing your data in the cloud starts with an understanding of the Cloud Shared Responsibility Model. Understand the security measures you are responsible for, and what’s required for the functioning of your business. Then you can lock down everything else based on the principle of least privilege. Starting from IAM, RDS security groups, VPCs, WAF, zero trust principal, and CloudTrail. We take a comprehensive approach and keep your cloud secure.
What is the Cloud Shared Responsibilty Model?
Cloud providers follow a shared security responsibility model, meaning the customer maintains some responsibility for security within the cloud. The Cloud Shared Responsibility Model is a framework that defines who is responsible for what. It draws a line as to where your provider’s responsibility ends and where yours begin.
What Cloud Security framework do we follow?
We follow the Cloud Security Alliance Cloud Controls Matrix. This framework contains 197 control objectives and covers 17 domains within the cloud. We use this as guidance for implementing the correct security controls. Cloud Security Alliance is a not-for-profit company that focuses on providing best practices on security within the cloud.
What are the key areas of cloud security?
There are 5 key areas of cloud security. Focusing on these areas can strengthen your overall security.
- Identity and Access Management
- Securing Data in the Cloud
- Securing the Operating Systems
- Protecting the Network Layer
- Managing Security Monitoring, Alerting, Audit Trail, and Incident Response.
How can Careful Security help you?
We can help you Design and Implement your Cloud Security Controls. Following the CSA’s framework, we can help you secure your cloud.
What is needed to get started?
A data flow diagram, data types, and administrative access to implement security controls are all we need to get going.