Cloud security is a discipline of cyber security dedicated to securing cloud computing systems. This includes keeping data private and safe across online-based infrastructure, applications, and platforms. Securing these systems involves the efforts of cloud providers and the clients that use them, whether an individual, small to medium business, or enterprise uses. Cloud providers host services on their servers through always-on internet connections. Since their business relies on customer trust, cloud security methods are used to keep client data private and safely stored. However, cloud security also partially rests in the client’s hands as well. Understanding both facets is pivotal to a healthy cloud security solution.

Moving to the cloud suddenly became the top priority for many organisations. Cloud computing is not as easy as it has been promoted as being. One of the key reasons for this is due to the misunderstanding between cloud providers and the organisations. Every cloud provider has its concept of the “Shared Responsibility” model, but complexity lies in the way you want to use the cloud (IaaS, PaaS or SaaS). Experience is the only way to understand this model.

Moving to cloud has become a new normal, but we need to ensure that risks of running applications on cloud are being considered and a prevention plan exists. The first and foremost requirement for the organization is to have a cloud governance team. This ensures that there is a centralised body that is responsible for implementing the best practices, certifying the ’can be used’ services, and monitoring the entire infrastructure on cloud. Understand that the governance team only provides guidelines that are considered at the organisation level, whereas the development/operations teams would be the ones implementing them based on the application requirement. For example, the governance team may provide a guideline that the private and public data be stored in different buckets and have the right roles associated with each bucket, but they would not go into each of the buckets to verify that. The development team would be responsible for ensuring data segregation and ensuring that they have a proper lifecycle implemented on the buckets. This, like the shared responsibility model, leaves the door open for confusion.

Israeli Companies are helping Business Big shift to Cloud, The cloud market continues to soar in unprecedented times, despite a COVID-19 recession that has sparked what the World Bank says is the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The use of cloud computing services, the ability to use remote servers accessed over the Internet on-demand, has skyrocketed amidst a pandemic that has spearheaded the acceleration of tech trends and the shift to working from home.

Relevant companies, interested to learn more on Israel innovative technology are invited to contact the Trade and Economic Department at the Israeli Consulate General in Bengaluru.

Contact: Ms. Kavitha S
Trade Officer -Trade and Economic Mission, Consulate General of Israel to South India (Bangalore). Tel: +91-80-49406515.