1. Access Control:
Establish rules and procedures to manage user access to the cloud environment, including authentication, authorization, encryption, and logging of activities.
2. Data Protection:
Make sure that data is stored securely in the cloud with measures like encryption at rest or data masking.
3. Network Security:
Monitor for unusual activity on the network and implement firewalls and other security controls to protect against threats from outside sources.
4. Monitoring & Auditing:
Establish a process for monitoring activities in the cloud environment and regularly audit system configurations to ensure they are up-to-date with the latest security patches.
5. Vulnerability Assessments:
Periodically assess your system using automated scanners or manual methods to identify potential vulnerabilities and address them promptly.
Monitor all compliance requirements related to the cloud environment and take steps to ensure that your system is up-to-date with any applicable regulations.
7. Disaster Recovery Plan:
Develop a plan for quickly recovering from disasters and outages so that operations can continue without disruption if an incident occurs.
8. Education & Training:
Regularly train staff on security best practices and keep them informed about emerging threats and the latest security updates.
9. Incident Response Plan:
Establish a response plan in case of a security incident or breach, including how to contain threats, investigate the source, notify affected parties, and remediate any damage caused by attackers.
10. Third-Party Providers:
Ensure that vendors and other third-party providers have the necessary security controls in place to protect sensitive data and systems from attacks.