The cloud computing services of enterprises are mostly provided by cloud computing service providers. In order to achieve more secure and long-term development, relevant technicians in enterprises need to pay more attention to cloud security to ensure that the configuration is correct and data will not be inadvertently disclosed. The following three factors may increase cloud security risks, and enterprises need to focus on them.
Keep pushing through the old to bring forth the new
When enterprises pay too much attention to the innovation of applications and programs, it may affect the configuration of cloud computing platforms. Developers can regularly make minor changes to production code and adopt flexible methods to update applications and programs to avoid time-consuming process of obtaining administrator permissions when adjustments are needed.
Increase application connectivity
The more connections between the enterprise and third parties or application components, the greater the possibility of misconfiguration. Common API errors include object level, user level, and function level authorization interrupts.
Exposing too much information in enterprise APIs may also provide clues for hackers to crack their code. Cloud native containerized applications may also pose a threat, because unintentional vulnerabilities in a single container may enable hackers to access the entire software stack of the enterprise.
Complexity of cloud computing infrastructure
The complexity of cloud computing architecture has a significant impact on the risk of misconfiguration. The risk of a single cloud environment is limited because no one else stores code on the same machine; However, in a multi tenant cloud environment, as IT personnel need to configure to ensure that hackers do not run code on virtual machines on the same machine, the risk will increase. When code and data are stored and processed in different places, the risks in a multi cloud or hybrid cloud architecture will grow exponentially. To protect your data, Vinchin offers solutions such as VMware backup for the world’s most popular virtual environments, XenServer backup, XCP-ng backup, Hyper-V backup, RHV/oVirt backup, Oracle backup, etc.
No matter how enterprises choose to protect themselves from cloud security vulnerabilities, enterprises adopting modern infrastructure and more flexible application development processes need to build a more modern security posture.
The work of many enterprises in protecting data security and privacy is difficult to keep up with the development of emerging technologies. In this case, enterprises will choose cloud and other ways to achieve data security. However, cloud access still cannot solve this problem. Without proper security measures and risk assessment, network threats will still pose risks.
The following measures to protect cloud security are worth referring to.
Use identity and access management tools: enterprises can use identity and access management tools to restrict employees and users’ access to data. In this way, we can prevent intentional people from entering and destroying data, and control the threat within a limited range.
Encryption and firewall: enterprises can also use encryption and firewall to provide security protection for data in transit and at rest, and achieve security protection for data through end encryption.
Password policy: establish a sound and high security password policy, and use multifactor authentication to ensure that the password of employees or equipment will not be disclosed.
Private cloud and hybrid cloud: use private cloud and hybrid cloud to classify and store data, so that enterprises can store both public data and sensitive data.
Regular patching and maintenance: Updating patches in a timely manner to minimize the risk of new threats to server software is an essential cloud security measure. The same is true for configuring automatic vulnerability scanning. Regularly perform comprehensive security and system wide audits, which are important to identify any outdated processes, compromised passwords, and other security risks.