Benefits of Cloud | Addressing Insider Threats | The Cyber Review

August 7, 2021
Written by Farah

Top 5 Benefits of Cloud Infrastructure Security 

Cloud infrastructure is made up of five components: user accounts, servers, storage systems, and networks. It is the practice of securing resources and supporting systems to help companies run efficiently.

Five major advantages that you can gain from cloud infrastructure security solutions:

  • Data Security- Cloud infrastructure security makes sure data like sensitive information and transactions are secure and protected 
  • DDoS Protection- It is also known as Distributed denial of service, Cloud computing security provides a result that focuses on stopping bulk traffic to secure the company’s server
  • Constant Support- Cloud infrastructure security provides constant support for companies like 27/7 live monitoring all year-round to help to secure data efficiently
  • Threat Detection- Cloud infrastructure security also provides with strategies to threat detection like endpoint scanning techniques
  • Supervision of Compliance- Cloud computing infrastructure helps in maintaining and managing the safety features of the cloud storage for an organization 

Maintaining a strong cloud security helps the organizations to attain benefits of cloud computing like cost saving, automatic software updates, security.

Addressing insider threats: how to maintain cyber security

It is important to remember to deal with on-going threats and prioritize these threats by determining the areas in which problems are likely to occur and determine your organization’s risk factors. An increase in remote meetings and electronically shared information requires organizations to be more secure with their data.

Best practices to prevent board cyber security attacks:

1. Securely manage all board materials digitally: All the printed board materials are important for the members but it can easily get into the wrong hands especially since everything is done remotely.  Google Drive and Dropbox should be used to share materials. These solutions could provide security to stop cyber criminals from stealing sensitive data from boards

2. Set appropriate permissions : Each board member needs access information to do their job but not at the same level. The best solution for this is to assign appropriate positions to board members to give them access to what they need to be successful in their roles.

3. Protect meeting minutes: Meeting minutes are sent through emails or online which contain confidential information resulting in litigation, expense, and a damaged reputation. Protecting it is important for the reputation. The solution could be to prepare minutes quickly and destroy notes or limit access.

4. Provision company email addresses — and require board members to use them: All board members should use their company’s email to communicate to protect information.

To deal with these threats are important because it could lead to consequences. Securing the board’s cybersecurity is important for them to be successful in their roles.

School Ransomware And Student Safety

The threat in cybersecurity means access to illegal data, damaged information and digital systems. This is a very important topic since students have been learning from home. Cyber criminals focus on getting payments from a school before they would release the school’s information systems. These criminals would try to use the stolen information from the school in different ways.

Schools should be worried about their security and determine strategies to protect names, addresses and telephone numbers from being stolen from the school.

Cyber criminals are known for:

- Stealing personal information of each student

- Selling the stolen information on websites like human traffickers

- Use the personal information of students to ask for payments from parents or schools

- Threats of violence 

Prevention tips for school:

- Maintain Up-To-Date Anti-Virus and Anti-Malware Software

- Backup Files

- Train Employees

- Software Up-To-Date

- Restrict PC Use