Today, in a business, being customer-centric should be the top-most priority, along with reaching the appropriate audience and achieving continuous delivery, automated configurations, etc.
You can see that in a few years, all processes have become online, from shopping to booking a vaccination slot. With convenience, these online services also bring some level of security risks. And to avoid those risks, your online digital network must be hardened. In simple terms, it is more about delivering services on a secure platform while safeguarding all private resources.
Hackers are looking for opportunities like firewall loopholes to break into digital facilities and gain their command all over the system. Their cyber-attacks can be of any type, such as credit card credential leaks, DDoS attacks, etc.
With evolving cyber threats, new cybersecurity modules and approaches have also emerged into the digital world. And that is not limited to government firms but can also be utilized for many industries, such as educational, financial, technology, media & entertainment, etc.
Robust cybersecurity practice plays an essential role in mitigating destructive cyberattacks. Therefore, we have designed this blog, which covers cloud cybersecurity best practices for modern cloud builds.
Why is Cybersecurity Necessary?
Inadequate cybersecurity measures can put companies under pressure and give attackers a chance to attack the company’s private networks in many ways. Many cyberattacks are so intensive that they do not just harm the reputation of a company but also negatively affect its revenues and sometimes destroy its bright future.
Hence, to avoid such system destructions, companies must have robust and standard cybersecurity principles in place.
Let us know some interesting facts about cybersecurity activities through the following examples:
- According to the prediction of cybersecurity ventures, the number of cyberattacks will cross the bar of USD 6 Trillion by 2021.
- In 2019, Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company revealed that every year around 58% of business enterprises become a target of hackers.
- In the latest survey of Gartner, they forecasted that the investment in cybersecurity practices statistics might touch the mark of USD 170 Billion by 2022.
Cybersecurity Best Practices:
Let’s take a quick look at some cybersecurity best practices to keep modern cloud applications intact against cybersecurity attacks:
- Implement a phishing analytical process and solve the defects
- Know the latest cybersecurity updates – software and tools
- Adopt DevSecOps best practices that empower the continuous delivery of products with a security-first approach
- Authorize limited and trustworthy users to the central production back-end system, and if needed to give access to more users, then try to use multifactor authentication to set visibility according to clearance level authority
- Keep practising the security vulnerabilities mitigation tools with the best approaches
- Configure firewall for maximum protection with automation techniques
- Try to involve expert ethical hackers to find out more application security loopholes
Cybersecurity Into the Continuous Production Pipeline:
The cybersecurity implementation doesn’t end up by setting up all security controls in firewalls as it demands constant attention to mitigate security threats. Cybersecurity adds an extra essence of quality to a continuous production line called DevOps. Every organization must implement the above-discussed cybersecurity practices into their DevOps pipeline.
Well planned and designed security standards should be practised daily by the developers to achieve better DevOps security. On the other hand, the DevOps team can also collaborate with cybersecurity teams and implement a continuous threat monitoring system. The collaboration between these two teams will elevate the process of security risk or threat management and mitigate security vulnerabilities at any level of the software development lifecycle.
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A New Cybersecurity Measure: Software Bill of Materials (SBOM):
The leading US IT firm named SolarWinds went through an undetectable and the most impacted cyberattack of the 21st century. SolarWinds owns 33million customers’ data, and due to that attacker accessed almost all customers’ data. After that, the president of the US passed the executive order called SBOM. That rule provides cybersecurity with the same level of lawsuits as the national security for the US government.
In the initial stage, SBOM was just limited to valuable components of applications. And now, it is applicable to all components used to build software. At present, all US-based software firms have to list down tools and third-party segments that they have utilized to build certain applications. This measure has proven to be highly valuable as it covers details about each operation done on the application. It can track all applications’ actions performed during that period with ease and helps to mitigate cyber threats completely.
In the market, there are many solutions available that are similar to SBOM. They analyze and make a list of components used to build particular software. i.e., JFrog.
JFrog contains tools, including Artifactory and Xray, that embraces the power of identifying application components, origins, and real-time operation updates. This tool helps to make predictive decisions on data and remediate the application security before any destruction occurs.
For modern businesses cybersecurity is more than a necessity to thrive in this competitive environment. For this, you also need the help of cybersecurity experts to harden your digital network.
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