Posted by aionol | 24 NOV 2017

3 Key Considerations For Cloud Security – Balance Speed & Risk

Security is a top concern for organizations as users are migrating to cloud computing models in droves. The loss of control of a physical infrastructure results in the challenge of balancing greater business agility with security risks while keeping costs down. Cloud managers have to confront this conundrum in order to be successful. When deciding […]

Security is a top concern for organizations as users are migrating to cloud computing models in droves. The loss of control of a physical infrastructure results in the challenge of balancing greater business agility with security risks while keeping costs down.

Cloud managers have to confront this conundrum in order to be successful.

When deciding on how to improve the infrastructure of the cloud provider, managers should consider these 3 aspects:

  1. Reduce Security Risks

    1. Compromising security to improve computing speed opens the door for data breaches, legal penalties, loss of trust, and potential damage to the organization’s reputation.
    2. Avoid these risks by adding multi-layered protection to your cloud workloads in the form of data encryption, patch management, authentication, detection and prevention of intrusions, monitoring and logging controls.

      3 Key Considerations For Cloud Security - Balance Speed & Risk

      3 Key Considerations For Cloud Security – Balance Speed & Risk

  2. Reduce Computing Time

    1. The top complaints to adopting security best practices are that of loss of time and slower response times. Ensuring that cloud resources are available to developers in a reasonable amount of time, are automated and out of sight, will prevent them from circumventing IT controls.
  3. Balance Cost With Adequate Security:

    1. One of the main motivators for businesses to switch to cloud is to save on costs. Adding maximum security to every workload adds to the cost and cancels the monetary benefit of migrating to the cloud.
    2. But without adequate security, your organization becomes an easy target for hackers, resulting in expensive data breachesSpeak to your cloud provider to find the balance that works in the best interest of your business requirements.

At Iono Inc. we provide comprehensive, automated security that won’t get in your way.

Talk to us today to find solutions that strike the perfect balance between improving business agility and making your data more secure.

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