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The Tactical Guide
to Securing Data on Cloud Platforms

How to improve security and visibility of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform

Cloud Platforms like Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform have introduced a new level of flexibility and scalability for enterprises, but they have also introduced new challenges with visibility and threat monitoring – which can leave enterprises vulnerable to attack. The secret to success starts with understanding the common platform risks inherent in cloud technologies and taking the appropriate steps within each to platform to mitigate these risks.

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Systems must also log and monitor new risks, including exposure of application program interface (API) keys in source repositories or open web directories, overly permissive data storage buckets, and Secure Shell (SSH) keys available openly in source repositories. Attackers successfully use all these methods to breach systems.

Cloud environments are also not exempt from any compliance regulations required for on-premise environments. Business leaders often assume that cloud platforms provide these key controls, and only realize that’s not happening when a violation occurs.

Default configurations for AWS, Azure, and GCP may not turn on event logging, encryption, data retention, multi-factor authentication, or other preventative controls that ensure compliance. They also don’t automatically correlate information to SIEM and logging systems and will need to be set up properly to comply with General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) rules and other compliance mandates.

  • How to configure and monitor your cloud platforms for improved visibility
  • Which cloud-native tools are needed to secure AWS, Microsoft Azure, and GCP
  • Why integration is key to achieving multi-cloud security

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