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CST is an established UK consultancy specialist providing Cyber Defence and Infornation Protection servives and solutions.

Please contact us on 020 7 621 7833 or info@cstl.com to understand how we can ensure you get the most from your investment.

CST 22 years experience

Your on-premise data might be secure, but how does your Cloud security measure up? Implementing lock-down methods for both is key to ensure your data remains safe.

If your Cloud Security is presenting challenges within your IT department, now is the time to take action. With Cloud technologies evolving every day, the cyber arms race is well and truly underway. Do you have the capability in-house to square up to cyber threats to your Cloud data? Secure your Cloud Apps such as Office 365 and be confident that your data is as safe in the Cloud as it is on-premise.

Is your Cloud security in sync with your on-premise?

Cloud security tips

At CST, we offer many solutions and services to help you embrace the Cloud to provide complete security confidence. We understand that there is a sea of vendors in the marketplace offering many different products, but which is the best for your business?

Kick-start your Cloud security strategy today with our top 5 tips to safeguarding your Cloud data:

  1. Perform Due Diligence & Mitigate Risk:

    Understand the security and availability SLAs of the Cloud App. Where the data will reside, and what happens to your business if the Cloud vendor fails. Asses the risk based on a worst-case scenario. Moreover, if the risk is too high, look at 3rd party cloud plugins that can eliminate dependencies, or provide additional safeguards, such as:

  • Encryption: Safeguard data at rest and in transit.
  • Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB): Apply access and usage controls beyond what the Cloud App natively offers.
  • Archiving and Continuity: Make separate backups and instigate seamless failover services.
  • Data Protection: Apply additional cyber defence and information loss controls.

  1. Lifecycle Insight:
    Confirm what happens should you want to move from a Cloud App vendor; how easy and to what cost is it to extract or move your data.

  2. Manage Access (the Who, What, Where and How)
    A Cloud based App does not mean you have to compromise access control. Most Cloud Apps can support access control based on attributes like location, device and user in which to apply granular privileges. If they do not, then there are 3rd party plugins that can. 

  3. Establish Full Visibility
    To manage your Cloud data risk, you must first map your data in terms its personal and confidential context. Now review if the approved and non-approved (so called Shadow IT) Cloud Apps are fit for purpose. A Shadow IT assessment will identify any un-approved Cloud apps that are being used in your organisation.

  4. Educate Your Employees
    Empower your front line with the knowledge to use Cloud Apps without fear. Ensure they understand what Cloud Apps are approved, set expectations as to what to expect from a Cloud App regarding availability, confidentiality and cyber threats: A Cloud App does not make it a perfect App.

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Nigel Lewis