Life in 2015 has significantly changed, not just in how business is performed, but how we as consumers purchase items, services, and receive services. Everything is directly leveraging the cloud by one way or another. Although cloud service providers have ensured the security with compliance requirements in place, how is your environment?
Cloud providers may ensure compliance for the infrastructure and environment, but the security compliance and risk mitigation requirements still remain the customer’s total responsibility. The lack of assurance and missed due diligence isn’t malicious intent, but when an event occurs with the business or the data if the event isn’t maintain by the Cloud provider the business is at fault.
Assurance of business security in the cloud is a precautionary measure to ensure that the security requirement are met and continue to meet the business security compliance. In the event something does occur within the cloud services that is shown to be your responsibility or on the line of responsibility, as a company you have a baseline of configurations in time showing a secured posture. This is something that can save the transference of legal action when transferring some of risk to the cloud provider. To legally show the compliance state in the event of a breach can show the level of assurance in security the business has taken in prevention.
This is where CoreRecon can help, in providing Cloud Security Risk Assessments, Cloud Security Validation & Verification Assessments, and Cloud Security Continuance Monitoring. Based on the requirements for businesses and government entities it is important to have a mitigation strategy in place with a validation testing of all mitigating factors performed prior. The cloud is created to remain elastic with freedom to kill your servers and services at any moment. The risk can be during any phase of the build/break process. Our mission is to isolate the risk areas that are missed and bring that to light. Visibility into the cloud process and service layers that could be vulnerable to your environment, not due to the cloud provider, but due to the layering of security or lack of the layering in place in the environment.