Cloud Security

Security is of the utmost importance when building private or public cloud computing solutions.

First and foremost, business and IT organizations alike must feel confident that its resources are safe and sound, and that no one can compromise the integrity of its operation.

Princeton Information is helping organizations maximize return on investment by utilizing private and public clouds where multiple business units run operations side-by-side without compromising one another’s security.

We can assist you in evaluating and deploying sound security measures in consideration of the following trends:

Cloud Security Trends

  • Smart Phone Data Slinging – More users will be accessing large amounts of data on the devices of their choice (BYOD) exposing companies to insecure cloud-based backup with highly confidential data on mobile devices.
  • Loss or Theft – of mobile device could compromise root-level access to cloud services and data.
  • Access Control and Identity Management – The cloud is highly virtualized and highly federated, so you need an approach to establish control and manage identities across the cloud.
  • Compliance Concerns – force organizations to develop completely new processes to better manage data and apps in the cloud.
  • Cloud Tenants – given that most cloud services are multi-tenancy, making heavy use of virtualization technology increases the risks associated with multiple organizations’ data housed on a single physical hypervisor platform.
  • Emergence of Cloud Standards and Certifications – will be extremely important to help customers gauge how secure their data is.

Security Governance, Risk Management and Compliance

Visibility – Broad-based visibility into change, image and incident management, as well as incident reporting for tenants and tenant-specific log and audit data is often required for compliance under; Sarbanes-Oxley Act, the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
Audits/e-Discovery – Providers are sometimes required to support third-party audits, and e-Discovery or forensic investigations when a breach is suspected.
SLA – Organizations often cite the need for flexible service level agreements (SLAs) that can be adapted to their requirements, building on their experiences with strategic outsourcing and traditional, managed services.