A significant portion of IT infrastructure has moved from proprietary data centers into public clouds. According to Gartner, 80% of enterprises will eliminate their traditional data centers by 2025. What does this mean for database security? How can organizations best protect their crown jewels — the data stored in cloud databases?
In order to implement strong security tailored for the public cloud and better lock down databases, organizations need to understand network access in the cloud.
In on-premises data centers, organizations are responsible for everything from making sure no one steals the server or hard drive to making sure the operating system and routers are set up properly and data protection security measures are in place.
As managing the risk of cyber incidents and breaches becomes more challenging and as attacks become more diverse, it is imperative that cybersecurity adapts and creates better ways to protect data and organizations from threats.
Over the past decade, a significant portion of IT infrastructure has moved from proprietary data centers into public clouds. This move requires examining the technique used to manage and secure these resources, especially databases. In order to adequately secure data in the cloud, an understanding of the architectural differences between public cloud and on-premises databases is required.
The use of cloud databases is growing exponentially among businesses. Yet, many organizations are not as familiar with the technology as they are with on-premises databases — or how to best secure the data in it. (Download this white paper—Database Security: Moving to the Public Cloud—to explore the architectural and security differences between the public cloud and on-premises databases in more depth).
In this 10 part series, we review the key components that are needed to formulate and apply a consistent, regimented cloud database security program that helps ensure data is only available through authorized access. Part 9 reviewed reporting recommendations. Part 10 below provides considerations for selecting security service providers and concludes the series.