The Intelligence Behind Cloud Security.

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Whenever data and applications are moved into the cloud, user access becomes an issue. Organizations must implement access controls for corporate resources both in the cloud and within the confines of the data center. The mass adoption of Cloud Computing in recent years has blurred the boundaries of the traditional network security perimeter. Implementing and managing secure and consistent access policies throughout distributed corporate resources requires security intelligence.

Security Intelligence Challenges

  • Multi-tenancy
  • Divided responsibility
  • Moving targets

The cloud is constantly growing, as are a particular company’s resources. Security policies have to anticipate and manage this constant change.

Successfully facing these challenges requires both an effective strategy and a high level of transparency into system-wide operations.

Secure access control to your data in the cloud

Access control is usually made up of two parts:

  1. Authentication: positive identification of a user through a password or MFA. Additionally, you can limit access by user context, allowing only access requests that originate in appropriate locations or devices.
  2. Authorization: establishing the resources a properly identified user may access.

The first step for security in the cloud is to know who is accessing what. The activities of everyone working inside your organization and network must be subject to significant scrutiny. And, of course, your team must be appropriately trained so they’ll know what’s expected of them.

More specifically, cloud-based organizations are looking for better ways to:

  • Protect and track user activities across their deployments.
  • Meet audit and compliance needs for virtual resources.
  • Obtain system-wide operational intelligence.

And Alde Security Solutions Is here to help you secure your organization's network with excellence.

Source: Cloud Academy

-Allyson White, CEO Alde Security Solutions, LLC