Cloud cybersecurity entails technologies, policies, and procedures that safeguard cloud-based systems, data, and infrastructure from cyberattacks. These cybersecurity capabilities must be used together to prevent attacks, help manage identities, and secure applications and infrastructure within a company. Whether a business chooses a cloud that is private, public, or hybrid, cloud security is designed to keep data safe from theft, cyberattacks, unauthorized deletion, and data leakage, all while ensuring it remains private and secure to support regulatory compliance requirements. 

Here are some helpful tips to help strengthen your cloud-based cybersecurity posture: 

  • Multi-factor Authentication (MFA): MFA requires a user to provide two or more verification methods to access an account, application, or network access.  
  • Fully Automated Traffic Monitoring: DevOps and SecOps must invest in fully automated run-time security and vulnerability management. It is essential to automate the ability to detect issues and rollout remediation quickly, efficiently, and reliably.  
  • Leverage Artificial Intelligence (AI): AI is a critical tool to help detect cloud-best practice violations, combat attacks, and reduce the burden of SecOps teams. AI will need full access to data and applications to be as effective as possible. 
  • Monitor User Access: Monitor your network endpoints and what your internal and external users are accessing. 
  • Protect Your Databases: Run an updated firewall, deploy email security gateways, and monitoring all access risk categories.  
  • Threat Hunter Tools: Leveraging these tools can increase a threat hunter’s ability to detect and remediate issues in your environment proactively and continuously by visualizing how data is stored and how applications are accessed. 
  • Automation Tools for Patch Management: DevOps and SecOps must work in tandem to develop patch management policies. They must leverage tools to automate tracking, control, and management of applying patches to software and infrastructure. 
  • Data Encryption: Leverage secure protocols to protect data coming from the internet and moving through an infrastructure. This protection makes it difficult for attackers to gain access to your secure transmission of data. It is also critical to encrypt data stored on a disk or in your backup media.  

By implementing the above steps within your cloud-based organization, you give your business more layers of security then are possible with any on-premises system. You will be better prepared to prevent issues and proactively respond to cyberattacks. 

If you need help strengthening your cloud-based cybersecurity, look no further than 2W Tech. We are a technology solutions provider specializing in solutions for the manufacturing industry. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner and have IT Consultants on staff that can help introduce your business to the most secure cloud, Microsoft Azure.

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