Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

There are three cloud security challenges that businesses face: managing identity and access authentication; the responsibility on the part of companies to store and encrypt confidential information and anticipate security incidents. To delve into this, BDO has analyzed the evolution of the perception of cloud applications in the business world and the challenges faced by that companies face to achieve proper governance and management of cyber risks in the cloud. “When a company runs and manages its IT infrastructure in its facilities and data centers, it is responsible for security. However, when you switch to a cloud computing model, you transfer some, but not all, of these IT security responsibilities to your cloud provider,” explains Roger Pérez, BDO Risk Advisory director.

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The Cloud offers important advantages of simplicity and security, but its services are not secure by default, so it is necessary for entities to apply plans and measures, both preventive and reactive, in addition to implementing the measures provided by the provider, in order to In order to secure the infrastructure hosted in the Cloud. BDO has analyzed different initiatives and actions that entities must take into account for proper cyber risk management in the Cloud and to achieve proper governance: Establish a Vendor Risk Management model in which identify the security needs of the Cloud services to be outsourced and, subsequently, analyze the security of potential providers, in addition to contractually agreeing on security levels and requirements.

The challenge of cybersecurity in the Cloud involves identity and access authentication

Carry out periodic evaluations of compliance of Cloud providers with the best security practices. Generally, through regular external audits and certifications of compliance with market standards such as SOC, National Security Scheme, Pinakes or ISO 27001 and 27017. Audit those security controls that fall on the company in order to detect potential bad practices related to the configuration, implementation and use of Cloud services. Despite the fact that Cloud providers offer security services and products to their clients, it is the latter who have to apply, execute and monitor them. In this sense, Cloud providers make great efforts to develop detailed guides for their services to allow their clients to comply with applicable regulatory and regulatory requirements.

By Alvaro Rivers

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