Cloud security

Cloud security

Moving to the cloud

More and more companies are planning to expand their use of cloud-based infrastructure and applications. However, for most companies, it is a challenge to ensure that these assets are protected and to ensure that there is sufficient capacity to detect security gaps and to address them. At Sentor, we know that cloud security is complex, but we also know which paths lead to solutions.

“The COVID-19 pandemic forced organizations to quickly focus on three priorities: preserve cash and optimize IT costs, support and secure a remote workforce, and ensure resiliency,” said Mr. Nag. “Investing in cloud became a convenient means to address all three of these needs.”

Gartner, November 17, 2020
70 %
are planning to increase their cloud investments after COVID-19
69 %
indicate that the risk of data leakage is the greatest concern associated with using cloud services
35 %
indicated that they experienced at least one cloud-related data breach in the past 18 months

Challenges

The primary risks of storing data in the cloud

Data breaches and data leakage

When large amounts of data are flowing between employees and cloud systems, there is a risk that it can be captured by a hacker at some point, or that the company can be indirectly affected when an attack is directed against a supplier of cloud services (e.g. Cloud hopper).

Access Management

User and access management is extremely important when it comes to using different cloud services. Improper handling can have fatal consequences, for example if an attacker gains access to an employee's account and from there moves on in the environment.

Data loss

Managing users and authorised access is incredibly important when it comes to using various cloud services. Incorrect management can have devastating consequences if a hacker can access an employee’s account and eventually get into the environment.

Unsecure APIs

Application Programming Interfaces (all APIs) are a very common way to interact with cloud-services. These are used by systems both at your location and that of the cloud supplier. Unfortunately, there are often security gaps in APIs that provide unauthorised access to your data.

Poorly configured cloud storage

Many companies do not have the knowledge or are not sufficiently careful in terms of configuring their cloud services. Incorrect configurations can partly result in data leaks but also in the deletion of data or having it manipulated by someone with the wrong intentions.

Privacy and compliance

Large amounts of data in combination with multiple users and services, which are often based in different regions, naturally involves major challenges to providing warnings regarding personal privacy and fulfilling compliance requirements.

Measures to implement

Four ways to reduce your risks

Manage threats

When data moves to the cloud, hackers follow along. Sentor helps to strengthen your detection capabilities so that you can stop the threat before it has managed to do any damage.

Detection & Response

Security testing

Sentor performs various security tests in cloud environments. Normally with Amazon, Azure or Google Cloud, but we can also test your own cloud solution or supplier.

Cloud-test

Risk analysis

Sentor can provide insights in terms of what are the foremost risks for your business and recommend measures to minimise them.

Risk management

Compliance

Sentor’s experts can help you navigate the challenges when data is to be moved and stored in various cloud environments.

Compliance & Regulatory

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