Intelligent CIO Africa Issue 21 - Page 65

INTELLIGENT BRANDS // Cloud The four biggest misconceptions about cloud security ///////////////////////////// The widespread adoption of cloud solutions has been driven by the myriad of associated benefits offered, such as flexibility, scalability and remote access. However, Christo van Staden, Forcepoint Regional Manager: Sub- Saharan Africa, says concerns have been raised regarding the security of these solutions. However, trust in the cloud has improved and many security concerns have been addressed by security vendors and cloud providers. Companies now utilise cloud solutions (whether a hybrid or pure cloud) to store their data and applications. But even though security has become much better, companies should be aware of the half-truths and myths that exist regarding cloud security. Here are the four biggest misconceptions about cloud security providers at a glance: 1. Cloud security providers do not need to present a security certificate. Compliance teams tend to only check certificates within their own organisation and extend them where necessary. However, every partner – including the cloud security provider – must also have the correct certificates. This means that companies should request the appropriate certificates from providers before one is appointed. Failure to produce the correct certificates should raise concerns about how the provider processes and protects sensitive data. Another tip is to have the control done by an external party. Such an audit requires time, energy and money, but some cloud security providers are unable or unwilling to make this investment. This is another factor that should be considered during the selection process. Christo van Staden, Forcepoint Regional Manager: Sub-Saharan Africa M any organisations take the easy way out and continue to work with their old, trusted IT infrastructure and as a result, play it safe with proven on-premise storage methods conferred by legacy IT i Ή™Ι…ΝΡΙՍΡΥΙ”Έ)έέάΉ₯ΉΡ•±±₯•ΉΡ₯ΌΉ½΄(ΘΈ$…Ρ„•ΉΡɕ́½˜±½ΥΑΙ½Ω₯‘•ΙΜ)…Ι”…±έ…έ‰•Ρѕȁ͕ΥΙ•Ρ‘…Έ)Ρ‘•₯ȁ½ΙΑ½Ι…Ρ”½ΥΉΡ•ΙΑ…ΙΡΜΈ ±½Υ)Ν•ΙΩ₯”ΑΙ½Ω₯‘•Ί±₯­”ΡΌΑ½₯ΉΠ½ΥЁё”)Ν‘½Ιэ½΅₯ΉΜ½˜ΑΙ₯Ω…Ρ”‘…Ρ„•ΉΡΙ•Μ)ΡΌΝ‘½άΡ‘…Ёё•₯ȁ½έΈ±½ΥΝ½±ΥΡ₯½ΉΜ)…Ι”‰•ΡѕȁΑΙ½Ρ•Ρ•ΈQ‘₯́₯́Ή½Π…±έ…εΜ)ΡΙΥ”Έ±Ρ‘½Υ Ρ‘”±½Υ‘½•Μ₯Ή‘••)½™™•ΘΝ₯Ή₯™₯…ΉΠΝ•ΥΙ₯Ρ䁉•Ή•™₯ΡΜ°₯Ё₯Μ)Ρ‘”ΑΙ½Ω₯‘•Ίё…ЁΉ••ΡΌ…ΠΡΌ•ΉΝΥΙ”)Ρ‘…Ёݔ‰•Ή•™₯ΠΈ%Ё₯́Ή½ΠΝΌ΅Υ Ρ‘”)₯Ή™Ι…ΝΡΙՍΡΥΙ”°‰ΥЁё”•αΡΙ„Ν•ΥΙ₯Ρδ)ΝΡ•Άё…Ё͕ΥΙ₯Ρ䁡…Ή…•Ίх­”ƒŠL)ΑΙ₯Ω…Ρ”½ΘΉ½ΠΈ%Ё₯́…±ΝΌΉ½ΠΡ‘”…Ν”)Ρ‘…Ё„ΑΙ½Ω₯‘•Θέ₯Ρ Ρ‘”Ι₯‘Ё•ΙΡ₯™₯…Ρ•Μ)Ρ…­•Μ½Έ…±°…ΝΑ•Ρ́½˜Ν•ΥΙ₯ΡδΈ)5½ΝЁ±½ΥΝ•ΙΩ₯”ΑΙ½Ω₯‘•Ίݽɬέ₯Ρ „)Ν‘…Ι•Ν•ΥΙ₯Ρ䁡½‘•°ΈQ‘₯́΅•…ΉΜΡ‘…Π)Ρ‘”Ι•ΝΑ½ΉΝ₯‰₯±₯Ρ䁙½ΘΥ͕ȁ‰•‘…Ω₯½ΥΘ°)…•ΝΝ₯‰₯±₯Ρ䁅ΉΡ•Ι΅Μ½˜ΥΝ”±₯•Μ)έ₯Ρ Ρ‘”±₯•ΉΠ°…ΉΉ½Πέ₯Ρ Ρ‘”±½Υ)Ν•ΙΩ₯”ΑΙ½Ω₯‘•ΘΈ(ΜΈ$Q‘”΅½Ι”‘…Ρ„•ΉΡɕ́„±½Υ)Ν•ΙΩ₯”ΑΙ½Ω₯‘•Θ‘…Μ°Ρ‘”‰•ΡΡ•Θ)Ρ‘”Α•Ι™½Ι΅…Ή”…ΉΙ•Ν₯±₯•Ή”½˜)Ρ‘”₯Ή™Ι…ΝΡΙՍΡΥΙ”Έ±Ρ‘½Υ „±½Υ)Ν½±ΥΡ₯½Έ΅ΥΝЁ‘…Ω”΅Υ±Ρ₯Α±”‘…Ρ„)•ΉΡΙ•Μ°₯Ё₯́Ή½ΠΝ•±˜΅•Ω₯‘•ΉΠΡ‘…Ёё”)…΅½ΥΉΠ½˜Ρ‘•΄…™™•Ρ́Α•Ι™½Ι΅…Ή”Έ)½Θ•α…΅Α±”°5₯Ι½Ν½™ΠιΥΙ”°½Ή±δ‘…Μ(Μΐ‘…Ρ„•ΉΡɕ́ݽɱ‘έ₯‘”…Ήέ½Ι­Μ)έ•±°Έ=Ρ‘•ΘΝ•ΙΩ₯•Μέ₯Ρ ‘ΥΉ‘Ι•‘́½˜)‘…Ρ„•ΉΡɕ́…ΉΉ½Π…±έ…έ΅…э )ιΥΙ”ΈMΌ°έ‘₯±”±½‰…°½Ω•Ι…”‘•±ΑΜ)ΡΌΙ•‘Ս”±…Ρ•Ήδ°±½ΥΑ••Ι₯Ήœ΅…­•Μ)Ρ‘”‘₯™™•Ι•Ή”έ‘•Έ₯Ё½΅•ΜΡΌ„½½)Υ͕ȁ•αΑ•Ι₯•Ή”Έ(ΠΈ$Q‘”Ν•ΥΙ₯Ρ䁽˜Ρ‘”±½ΥΝ•ΙΩ₯”)ΑΙ½Ω₯‘•Θ₯ΡΝ•±˜‘½•ΜΉ½Π…™™•ΠΡ‘”)½ΝΡ́½˜ε‰•ΙΝ•ΥΙ₯Ρδ₯ΉΝΥΙ…Ή”Έ)%ΉΝΥΙ…Ή”½΅Α…Ή₯•Μέ₯±°Ι•Ω₯•ά„)½΅Α…ΉηŠéε‰•ΙΝ•ΥΙ₯ΡδΑ½ΝΡΥΙ”ΡΌ)‘•Ρ•Ι΅₯Ή”΅½ΉΡ‘±δΑΙ•΅₯Υ΅ΜΈ%˜„)½΅Α…Ήδ₯́‘••΅•ΡΌΉ½Π‰”‘½₯Ήœ)•Ή½Υ °Ρ‘•ΈΡ‘₯́…Έ…™™•ΠΡ‘”)΅½ΉΡ‘±δ…΅½ΥΉΠΈ½ΙΡΥΉ…Ρ•±δ°Ρ‘₯́…Έ)‰”…Ω½₯‘•‰δ‘•΅½ΉΝΡΙ…Ρ₯ΉœΡ‘…Ё‰½Ρ )Ρ‘”½Ι…Ή₯Ν…Ρ₯½Έ…ΉΡ‘”ΑΙ½Ω₯‘•Θ…Ι”)½΅΅₯ΡΡ•ΡΌ½ΑΡ₯΅Υ΄ε‰•ΙΝ•ΥΙ₯Ρδ°)‰δ₯ΉΩ•ΝΡ₯Ήœ₯Έ…‘•ΕΥ…Ρ”ΑΙ•Ω•ΉΡ₯½Έ½˜)ε‰•ΙΡ‘Ι•…ΡΜ°½½‘…Ρ„Ν•ΥΙ₯Ρ䁅Ή)‘…Ρ„ΑΙ½Ρ•Ρ₯½ΈΈΈ)%9Q11%9Q %<(ΨΤ