Everything You Need to Know About Cloud Security


MARCH, 2017

Hackers are much like hunters. They are looking for the big target since they want to spend their time on the biggest possible payback and this is where the topic cloud security comes in.

Before the arrival of cloud-computing, all systems and applications were locally-managed and companies set-up firewalls to protect their infrastructure from hackers. You can almost picture that each organization had its own Kingdom with walls around their inner-city.

But like any Kingdom, they needed to communicate with the outside world. Companies would punch-a-hole in their firewall that would enable them to port-data back-and-forth with vendors and partners.

Security in the Cloud

Because of the grand reward combined with breaching these holes, corporate firewalls become attractive targets to hackers.

And because in a serverless-cloud-computing platform everything that happens is a part of an ad-hoc service, cloud computing is much more secure. For instance, if you want to compute some data, a service would conduct that computation that would only exist when you need it.

So any service from notifications to data computation comes alive only when they are required but disappear when they are not.

This lack of persistent-existence is the beauty of a serverless cloud infrastructure. And part of the cause that hackers feel like they are hunting for a mice when they try to hack a real cloud-infrastructure. Not only are the services are ad-hoc, but they are a moving target.

But even persistent-data in the cloud is highly mobile and replicated. So, if a hack is detected, we can shut that data down and use a replicated-copy to support the enterprise with little effort.

Additionally, as a practice, we encrypt the data everywhere including when the data is in transit and when it is at rest.

As a side note, don’t confuse renting a server in the cloud and throwing your on-premise systems on it with a service-based cloud computing. The first is no more secure than your existing firewall, and you are not saving any money that way. We are talking about a real ad-hoc serverless cloud computing.

DNF Security: a secure cloud storage platform

80% of organizations would be better off with their data in a cloud-computing service architecture than behind a corporate-firewall. This is purely based-on the fact that hackers tend to go towards the maximum payoff. If you are going to hack or exploit a service that will pop in-and-out of existence, then you are hunting for mice. Compare that to the whale that is your organization or company which provides a distinct target, a less sophisticated security structure, a huge payoff and persistent application systems that stay put.

Because we live under a continuous risk of being hacked, we need to have strategies that are not just technical, but also have a common sensible plan.

When dealing with risks, small is beautiful. The greater your footprint, the more attention you will bring. At DNF Security we help you understand better what having a cloud-service solution looks like and how to migrate your data to it. All the DNF storage appliances can be integrated with DNF Cloud Connection – a Secure Cloud Storage Platform designed for the enterprise.

We recommend you reach us at DNF Security and talk with one of our specialists about this topic.

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