Though cloud adoption has gotten easier – moving services from on-premise servers to the cloud – a process known as cloud migration – still poses great difficulties. The most significant challenge during cloud migrations:
The best way to avoid the difficulties inherent in cloud migration is to partner with a cloud computing expert, who can help you navigate the challenges and make the most of your cloud investment.
To help ensure a successful cloud migration, our engineers will determine which services can be securely moved to the cloud, find a cloud architecture that works for you, and solve any other challenges you face during the process.
Given email is the most common attack vector for most security breaches, a thorough investigation into the configuration is a key focus of the audit. Activities included are a mail gateway security policy and configuration review. Configurations to be included in the report are anti-spam, anti-spoofing, reporting configuration and the sender identification methods such as SPF, DKIM and DMARC will also be audited.
Any device with direct exposure to the internet is especially vulnerable to attack, therefore these are key to be included in the security audit review. The network devices that in turn connect to these perimeter devices will also need to for part of the audit review.
Access to data is usually attained by first acquiring access to account credentials. Making sure that accounts that can access resources have strong passwords is essential. However, as we know today strong passwords are no longer enough to ensure protection against unauthorised access. Access to company data should be protected by multi-factor authentication with the ability to swiftly revoke access should a breach occur. Suspicious activity should be identifiable and proactively protected against. Those accounts with elevated permissions should not be generic logins, need to be justifiable and have the least privilege access required to achieve their required functionality. Our audit will perform a thorough review of identity access management.
Laptops, servers, mobile devices and other endpoints are vulnerable to attack as unsecured vulnerabilities can be exploited to gain access to data and additional credentials. It is important that, if an attack takes place, the endpoint can prevent access to the would-be attacker. There are practices to mitigate these risks which will be assessed. Should an attack take place there should be adequate practices in place to recover any potential data loss or access to company resources.
User awareness plays a significant role in whether an attack is successful or not. This covers ensuring there are processes in place to protect unsecured equipment, and how to report suspicions activity of any kind.