Why security is seen as a reason for Cloud migration
Cloud computing is a big driver of increased security of personal data. How? Let’s go through four developments.
Security is expertise
Saving business data and other information in the cloud is safer than when it is saved in an on-premise environment. This is because maintaining world-class security is business as usual for Cloud providers and is applied at scale. For example, cloud providers employ experts who work all day on updating, identifying, and strengthening security vulnerabilities.
The expertise that cloud providers have is, therefore, an important advantage of working in the cloud. In addition, the physical security of data centers from cloud providers is phenomenal. This is an expensive and challenging task when you have to do it yourself.
Security is always up to date
Another advantage of cloud computing is the continuous backup of data. If a system fails or when a device gets lost, data is not lost and can quickly be restored. Furthermore, in the cloud, you always work with the most current updates. This is important for the security of your systems. Working with older versions increases the risk of system breaches.
For organizations that do not work in the cloud, it takes an average of thirty to sixty days before small software updates and security patches are implemented. During this period, your systems are extra vulnerable. When you switch to the cloud, you no longer have to worry about this, because you are always provided with the latest versions and most current updates.
Security is high-end security software
Switching to the cloud also brings the advantages of the availability of high-end security software, such as security at a central level with virus scanners, hosted firewalls and encryption of all your data. The most modern security technologies continuously monitor the security of your data in the cloud. An example of such a high-end security tool is Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM).
CSPM is an automatic tool that replaces manual checks and avoids costly mistakes. CSPM is a continuous compliance checking of cloud platform accounts. It verifies that cloud configurations are following security best practices and compliance standards. CSPM solutions automatically assess your cloud environment against those best practices and compliance standards and help remedy issues, often through automation.
Security is the right choice
CSPM is used, for example, in the Google Cloud Security Command Center (Cloud SCC). Cloud SCC provides a centralized dashboard to help you prevent and detect vulnerabilities, and to respond to threats before they can cause damage or loss. Watch this video for more information and to get an idea of what Google Cloud SCC looks like.
A second example is Atos’ CSPM service. This complete service ensures consistent security across multi-cloud and hybrid cloud environments. It simplifies security operations through cross-cloud security visibility. Through its global network of 14 security operations centers and 5,000 cyber security experts, Atos supports customers with the day-to-day administration of its CSPM platform.