It’s a common misconception that migrating one’s data, applications, and infrastructure to the cloud means never having to worry about cybersecurity again. Although it’s true that most software-as-a-service (SaaS) providers take responsibility for keeping your data secure, if you’re deploying your own servers in the cloud, security is still your problem.
The good news is that you’re not left to fend for yourself altogether. Cloud service providers, such as Microsoft Azure, do offer robust security tools that may be more capable than the traditional security tools you would deploy in your own data center. But there is much to learn about them and the options may be overwhelming.
Security is important, and you want a comprehensive cybersecurity setup without overspending on tools you don’t need. The best security setup is different for every organization, and the best way to determine what it is for you is investing in a cloud security audit.
A cloud security audit is performed by experts who can examine your existing or planned cloud environment and design a right-sized security system to go with it. For existing cloud environments, the auditors will identify any serious issues that need immediate attention and recommend a course of action to remediate them.
Even if you have in-house cybersecurity experts, it’s often a good idea to get a “second set of eyes” to look at your environment and catch things your in-house staff might miss.
You can save some billable hours on your cloud security audit, and see better results, by doing some homework ahead of time–before you even sign the contract. Here are 5 ways you can get a head start on your cloud security audit:
Among 360 Visibility’s areas of expertise is cloud security. We specialize in assessing cloud security in the Microsoft Azure world. Contact 360 Visibility today to learn more about how our security experts can help design the right mix of tools to keep your cloud environment safe.