Think Your Cloud Infrastructure is Secure? Think Again.

Complex cloud environments can lead to some surprising and unexpected security blind spots. Attackers are exploiting these blind spots to gain access to sensitive data on your cloud infrastructure.

According to CrowdStrike’s latest Global Threat Report, cloud cyberattacks surged 95% in 2022, and the number of cases involving attackers targeting cloud systems tripled year-over-year.

Throughout 2022, attackers exploited valid privileged accounts and public-facing applications to breach cloud infrastructure, CrowdStrike observed.

Steps to Safeguard Data In the Cloud

While storing data to the cloud is more secure than local storage, it’s not an ironclad solution. However, there are some steps you can take to better protect your cloud data from cyberattacks.

  • Use strong authentication: Strong authentication mechanisms such as multi-factor authentication are vital to ensure that only authorized personnel can access your cloud-based data.
  • Encrypt data: Encryption helps protect sensitive data at rest and in motion.
  • Implement access controls: Access to data should be granted on a need-to-know basis, with appropriate access controls in place, so only authorized personnel can access the data.
  • Regularly monitor access logs: Tracking access logs for any suspicious activity, such as unauthorized attempts to access data or changes to data, is an essential step in keeping your data secure.
  • Review third-party security measures: If your organization uses third-party vendors, you should ensure that these vendors have appropriate security measures to safeguard the organization’s data.
  • Back up data often: Regularly backing up data makes it easier to recover in the event of data loss, corruption or ransomware attack.
  • Train your employees on security best practices: Your employees need to be up to date on the latest security best practices, such as how to identify and avoid phishing attacks, create strong passwords, etc.

Looking to safeguard your organization’s data in the cloud? MBL Technologies offers a wide array of cybersecurity services to help you identify weaknesses in your security posture and implement cost-effective, targeted solutions. Contact us today to get started.

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