One way to mitigate cloud threats is by formulating a security operations center, which is in control of monitoring, analyzing and upgrading cloud security.
More data is being moved to the cloud than ever before and more of that data is sensitive, private, or critical to a business’ functionality. To secure that data, organizations may look into deploying a Security Operations Center (SOC) for cloud.
Cloud threats are expected to grow in sophistication and volume in 2022, with UHY consultant Richard Peters warning that cyberattackers are turning their attention to midmarket targets this year.
The formulation of a SOC to manage the higher threat of cyberattacks and increased usage of cloud technologies can mitigate present and future challenges.
An SOC for cloud will be tasked with analyzing threats which come from traffic inflow and outflow. Choosing the right automation tools to maximize traffic monitoring and threat analysis will be critical to improving the state of an organization’s cloud security.
The team will also be tasked with running regular compliance and performance penetration testing, to ensure that all parts of the organization meet regulatory standards like GDPR, CSP and HIPAA. Regular performance penetration testing should provide development teams with guidance on fine-tuning an application or process.
“While technology such as firewalls or IPS may prevent basic attacks, human analysis is required to address major incidents at the grass roots,” said Prikshit Goel, VP of cybersecurity and GRC services at HCL Technologies. “Cloud SOC teams can improve an organization’s overall security posture by ensuring updated threat intelligence and integrating it across enterprise systems for more effective risk and compliance management.”
An SOC for cloud is one of many ways that organizations can mitigate cyberattacks and other challenges in migrating to the cloud. A well-defined response plan, agreed upon by all key stakeholders, can also prevent future risks to the organization and mitigate the costs of failures in security.