Cloud Cyber-Security

Industry digitization delivers more efficiency, reliability, and safety to workers and customers, and is also bringing opportunities to uncover new business models to better satisfy customers’ needs. With the increase in ransomware attacks on organisations, you need to predict the attack before it happens, which happens every 40 seconds.  

Attacks on businesses have increased dramatically during last years resulting in billions of Rands in losses and reputational damage to companies worldwide. Vulnerabilities of legacy devices and exposure to unprotected networks have allow attackers to get inside manufacturing networks to steal trade secrets or to infect systems with ransomware.

Cloud security refers to the efforts of securing data, applications, and infrastructure intrinsic to the use of cloud computing – including policies, technologies and controls.

Cloud-based applications and the data that go with them are increasingly becoming distributed among varying environments to improve the agility of the organization and reduce costs. These environments include private clouds, public clouds (hybrid or dedicated), and software as a service (SaaS) applications, each bringing its own unique agility benefits and security issues.

In order to safely enable applications, IT security must be confident that their cloud vendors have implemented the appropriate security measures to keep your applications and data secure. To compensate for what cloud vendors do not secure, an organization must also have the right tools in place to manage and secure the risks effectively in order to keep their data secure.

These tools must provide visibility into activity within the SaaS application, detailed analytics on usage to prevent data risk and compliance violations, context-aware policy controls to drive enforcement and quarantine if a violation occurs, and real-time threat intelligence on known and detect unknown threats to prevent new malware insertion points.

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