Posted by aionol | 09 FEB 2018

Checklist For Preventing Data Leakages In The Cloud

Security is one of the major concerns of most CTOs and CIOs when it comes to migrating infrastructure, data and workloads to the cloud. One of the major security concerns are data leakages, which can lead to sensitive data getting into the wrong hands and your business slipping into non-compliance of current regulations. Here is […]

Security is one of the major concerns of most CTOs and CIOs when it comes to migrating infrastructure, data and workloads to the cloud. One of the major security concerns are data leakages, which can lead to sensitive data getting into the wrong hands and your business slipping into non-compliance of current regulations.

Here is a checklist of actions that you should start today to avoid data leakages in the cloud:

  • Classify personally identifiable information to make sure access is restricted to appropriate staff only.
  • Check on the physical location of your data and make sure it is safe and secure.
  • Pick your vendors wisely, make sure they are trustworthy, and check in with them regularly. Especially if they are overseas and face different regulations from where you are.
  • Define and implement an incident response plan, and keep updating it as per requirement. Data security and compliance with regulation is not a one-off thing, but a continuous improvement over time.

    Preventing Data Leakages In The Cloud

    Preventing Data Leakages In The Cloud

  • Protect your data using IRM and STM solutions in the cloud.
  • Utilise secure collaboration tools and avoid constant copying of your data.
  • Encrypt, encrypt, encrypt.
  • Create safe passwords and be aware of the consequences of log in details getting into the wrong hands – so that you can prepare an emergency response plan. Just in case.
  • Give permissions for access only to people who truly need-to-know.
  • Spread security awareness through the organization and make sure all employees are trained on security when working in the cloud.

Avoid data leakages and take the right steps towards creating a more secure working environment in the cloud.

Contact Iono Inc today.

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