Cloud Computing Outlook

3 Simple Tips to Overcome Hybrid Cloud Security Risks

By Cloud Computing Outlook | Tuesday, September 03, 2019

Many factors raise threat to hybrid cloud security, ranging from a lack of encryption to the data leakage that would adversely affect the performance of the enterprises.

FREMONT, CA: Hybrid cloud systems are the new guardian angels for most of the enterprises. This is because they are enabling the organizations to couple a private cloud to public cloud systems to bring the best possible performance level. In other words, the blend of existing IT infrastructure and public cloud provides flexibility, cost savings, performance, and scalability that empower organizations to compete with their counterparts. However, hybrid cloud systems are also facing certain risks, and threats and the organizations should consider them before migrating to a hybrid cloud infrastructure.

Let us take a look at some simpler tips to mitigate these risks that dismantle the organizations by hampering their performance.

 Encrypt Data 

Cybersecurity is a growing concern for any web operations. Network transmissions are particularly vulnerable to the ever-increasing Man-in-the-Middle attacks or MitM attacks. These attacks strive to personate endpoints to get around mutual authentication.

Encryption is the best possible way to protect the organizations' data, making it all but impossible to access even if it falls into the wrong hands in the event of a security breach. The mobility enterprise managers must encrypt communications and data to save their enterprises from security intrusions. 

This advanced security can be achieved by implementing cryptographic protocols. Other options include utilizing a reliable VPN and proxy server and encrypting all your transmissions using SSL/TLS. 

Prevent Data Leakage

Sensitive data can be jeopardized in a variety of ways.  It happens when the cloud provider fails to ensure the protection of the information the companies trust them with. Whether corrupted, destroyed, inappropriately accessed, or lost, a data breach of any kind can spell disaster for an organization. 

In a hybrid cloud environment, even the most reliable private cloud puts data at risk by sharing it with its public counterpart. 

Data security is always the responsibility of those who carry it, so organizations using a hybrid cloud model should give extra time and care to assess the security protocols and data practices of their chosen public cloud vendor.

Enterprises can eliminate the possibilities of this data breach by fixing infrastructure malfunctions and software errors and by relying on advanced data loss prevention strategies.

Safeguard Data by Ensuring Data Redundancy

Lack of data redundancy puts hybrid IT cloud and enterprises at risk. Distributing redundant copies of data properly across all data centers will help the organizations to mitigate the risk of data loss that occurs due to outage and incursions. 

The implementation of data redundancy can be accomplished by utilizing multiple data centers from one cloud provider. 

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