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6 Reasons Businesses Choose Cloud Security

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Main Takeaway

The rise of digitization has made cloud security essential in protecting sensitive data and ensuring uninterrupted business operations. In 2021 alone, there were over 4,145 publicly disclosed data breaches, exposing over 22 billion sensitive records. This number emphasizes the importance of strong cybersecurity measures, especially in the cloud.

Next Step

Understand why businesses choose cloud security and how to put the proper measures in place to effectively safeguard your cloud-based assets, applications, and infrastructure from cyber threats. A secure infrastructure lets you focus on business growth without worrying about potential cybersecurity risks.

 

1. Cloud Security is Cost-Effective

One of the major benefits of cloud security is its cost-effectiveness. Cloud security can provide significant cost savings and return on investments compared to traditional security solutions, especially for small and medium-sized businesses. Cloud-based solutions have shown an average return on investment of 4.01 times greater than on-premises solutions.

Your company can benefit from cloud security services that provide tailored solutions to meet its needs and budget. Cloud security systems are scalable, allowing you to easily upgrade or downgrade services as needed. You only pay for the level of security you require, making cloud security a cost-effective solution.

Cloud security service providers have the necessary resources and expertise to implement and maintain robust security systems. They invest in the latest technologies and provide regular software updates and patches to ensure their systems are always up-to-date. With cloud security, you avoid paying for expensive equipment or hiring specialized staff to manage your security needs.

Leveraging cloud cybersecurity services means you can access advanced security technologies that may have been previously beyond your reach, improving your overall security posture.

 

2. Cloud Security Uses Fewer Staff Resources

Managing and maintaining traditional security solutions requires a team of dedicated IT professionals. However, allocating staff and budget towards managing security solutions can be challenging for small and medium-sized businesses with limited resources.

Cloud security solutions alleviate this challenge, as cloud providers manage and maintain the infrastructure, freeing up your company’s staff resources.

Staff training on cybersecurity best practices is crucial in ensuring the overall security of your business. At Windes, we offer cybersecurity education services to help businesses educate their employees on protecting themselves and the company from cyber threats.

Our training covers various topics, such as recognizing different types of phishing emails, identifying social engineering tactics, and practicing secure password management.

Educating your staff on these topics will help them better identify potential threats and take proactive measures to prevent them, reducing the number of successful cyber-attacks and protecting your business’s reputation and financial well-being.

Outsourcing your cloud security to a provider like Windes can focus your staff toward your core competencies. With our cybersecurity services, your business can rest assured that your cloud-based assets are protected from cyber threats, allowing you to focus on growing your operations.

 

3. Cloud Security Offers the Highest Level of Security

Cloud providers are not immune to security breaches; using the cloud doesn’t mean you will never experience a cyber attack. While cloud providers implement security protocols and encryption measures to protect data in transit and at rest, businesses that use cloud services are responsible for securing their data and applications.

Partnering with a cloud security provider offers your business the highest level of security to protect sensitive data from cyber threats. Windes provides cybersecurity services, including penetration testing, as a crucial component of our complete cybersecurity program. Penetration testing is recommended at least once a year to identify and address potential vulnerabilities.

Windes’ penetration testing includes complete red team exercises to scan and probe a company’s network for weaknesses that cybercriminals could exploit. The team also simulates attacks to determine areas where security needs strengthening, provides a detailed report of successful intrusions, and recommends solutions to remediate any issues.

With Windes’ penetration testing, your company can ensure that its cloud applications are secure and potential vulnerabilities are addressed before a cyber threat strikes.

 

4. Cloud Security Offers Advanced Security Tools

As cyber threats continue to evolve, businesses need advanced security tools that are not available with traditional security solutions. Cloud security offers advanced tools that provide enhanced protection against cyber threats, making it a valuable investment for businesses looking to safeguard their cloud assets.

At Windes, we recognize the significance of protecting your business from cyber-attacks. Our cybersecurity risk assessments are specifically designed to identify vulnerabilities in your cloud infrastructure. Our assessments are designed to help your business prioritize its cybersecurity investments by providing critical information, including:

  • Identifying valuable information and assets
  • Evaluating existing systems and controls
  • Assessing universal and specific risks to the organization, and
  • Identifying threats and vulnerabilities.

Based on this information, we will recommend how your business can mitigate and guard against risks.

Our incident response and digital forensics services are essential for responding to a security breach. Our team of experts analyzes logs and electronic data to identify the source of the breach, recover deleted files or restore backups, extract registry data, and investigate the dark web to determine if your data has been exfiltrated. A risk and resilience review is then conducted to assist with future remediation efforts.

 

5. Cloud Security Uses Network Segmentation

With the numerous benefits of cloud computing, businesses also face various security risks that must be addressed. Network segmentation is a critical component of cloud security that can help your business mitigate these risks and protect your valuable assets.

Network segmentation involves dividing a network into smaller, more manageable segments. This approach has been used to improve network performance and management. It has become even more critical in cloud computing because of the cloud networks’ distributed and dynamic nature.

Segmenting the network allows your business to limit the impact of a potential cyber-attack by confining it to a smaller network segment, reducing the attack surface.

Cloud security providers use network segmentation to isolate critical applications and data from the rest of the network, enhancing security and reducing the risk of unauthorized access and data breaches. This approach allows your business to set up access controls and security policies to regulate traffic flow between network segments, ensuring that only authorized users and applications can access sensitive data and resources.

 

6. Cloud-Security Offers Improved Physical Security

Physical security is still a critical factor for businesses in maintaining data security. Direct physical access to hardware can pose a severe security risk. For example, without the proper safety protocols, an employee may accidentally enter an unsafe site, unintentionally infecting your system with malware. Alternatively, persons with malicious intentions can intentionally damage your hardware, leading to data loss.

When your company stores data and applications in a cloud environment, you no longer have to worry about disgruntled employees and other personnel who can cause accidental harm. Cloud security closes access to your assets because they are not stored onsite. Instead, data is stored in a secure digital space that is harder to access.

Cloud security providers have resources to prevent the physical theft of data, which most private organizations do not have. These providers protect your data with locked cages for servers, security guards, and state-of-the-art physical security controls. These controls help mitigate the risks posed by physical security threats, ensuring your data remains secure and protected.

Cloud security provides a strong layer of physical security to your data and applications, which can give you peace of mind regarding your company’s sensitive data. When you move your data to a cloud environment, robust physical security measures are in place to protect your data.

 

How You Can Benefit from Cyber Security Advising

Whether your company has just moved to a cloud security system or you want to ensure your cloud security is as robust as possible, working with a cybersecurity advisory firm can ensure optimal performance.

At Windes, we offer cybersecurity services, including risk assessment, management, and response, and will help you develop cloud security measures that work for your organization:

 

Assessment

As part of our assessment services, we offer a comprehensive cybersecurity assessment to identify vulnerabilities in your security program before they can be exploited.

This assessment can provide you with a baseline for your risk, uncover blind spots in your systems, and measure the effectiveness of your security program. The assessment includes a cyber risk and resilience review, risk-ranked vulnerabilities, information security, business continuity, and tactical and strategic plans.

We also offer penetration testing, user risk assessment, a cyber risk and resilience review, information security assessment, and planning.

 

Management

We offer cybersecurity organizational training, including regular awareness training to help employees recognize and prevent phishing attacks, the most common method cybercriminals use to breach a target.

Our experienced cybersecurity professionals can help establish guidelines for handling attempted breaches and create protocols for responding to any violations that occur. Effective cybersecurity requires the collective efforts of an entire staff, and we provide online modules and onsite training to ensure your organization is well-prepared.

 

Response

We provide incident response services to help organizations respond quickly and effectively to cyber breaches or attacks. We help your team develop and implement a comprehensive incident response plan, minimizing damage and getting your business back up and running as soon as possible.

Our cybersecurity response services include helping identify and develop incident response protocols, maintaining business continuity after malicious attacks, and digital forensics analysis.

 

Protect Business Data with Robust Cybersecurity Services

At Windes, we understand the complexity of cloud security and the challenges businesses face in implementing and maintaining it. Our cybersecurity experts can help assess your cloud infrastructure, identify vulnerabilities, and provide recommendations to mitigate and guard against potential risks.

Moving to the cloud offloads security concerns, but ultimately the responsibility for strict cloud security remains with your business. Connect with our cybersecurity team today to help you navigate the complexities of cloud security and analyze your current measures with a thorough risk assessment.

 

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