4 Tips to Make Cloud More Secure
Lately, several businesses have embraced cloud services partially or fully. According to the sources, this scenario has elevated the public cloud services market in India by 38 percent from a total of $1.81 billion in 2017 to $4.1 billion in 2020. The number indicates the increase in sensitive data of every business being stored in the cloud, as it provides a secured environment data storage. However, secured the cloud's data storage is, they can't assure data safety when the data emerge out of the cloud and comes in contact with other systems.
Although, this situation is unavoidable with regular access, download and transfer of data. It is also evident that most of the data breaches are not just by the lack of security, but, due to human negligence such as accidental deletion, unprotected wi-fi network, and an act of employee's revenge. However, there are measures to overcome these risks; let us check out a few of them.
Induce Multi-factor Authentication (MFA)
The regular username -password protection is certainly inadequate to protect any user account at the current pace of hacking. Because once the hacker obtains the login credentials they can access all the cloud-based services and applications of the organization. Thus, the organization much implement multi-factor authentication to restrict the login to authorized employees alone. This multi-factor authentication is the most effective and cheaper measure to keep hackers at the bay.
Scrutinize User Activity
Frequent monitoring and analysis of user activity would help the organizations to keep the activities under check and aid in spotting abnormalities in the usage pattern such as logging in from unknown devices or IP. These suspicious activities could indicate a breach in the system thus, constant monitoring would help the organizations to detect the intruders in the initial stage and stop the hacker before any major havoc.
Revoke User Access to Departing Employees
The organization must not just monitor the existing employee access, it should also ensure that the departing employee access to its applications and services are restricted. Every employee would have access to the organization's client information, intellectual properties and other data. Thus, as a part of off-boarding, the organization must revoke the access permission of the leaving employees.
Train Employees Data Security
Currently, hackers tend to steal the login credential through social media spying, spoofing, phishing and many more techniques. To counter these attacks, the organization can induce regular training program for employees on the latest cybercrimes. These training would keep the employees updated on the latest cyber-attacks and the measures to prevent the attacks.
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