Cloud security involves the procedures and technology that secure cloud computing environments against external and insider cybersecurity threats.
Cloud computing -- the delivery of information technology services over the internet -- has become a must for businesses and governments seeking to accelerate innovation and collaboration.
At Shield IT, we thrive to create secure clouds for customers, by preventing breaches and retaining public and customer trust.
We help clients solve the primary cloud security challenges of visibility and control over cloud data:
Visibility into cloud data — A complete view of cloud data requires direct access to the cloud service. Shield IT's cloud security solutions accomplish this through an application programming interface (API) connection to the cloud service that allows us to view: Make it Generic
What data is stored in the cloud?
Who is using cloud data?
The roles of users with access to cloud data.
With whom cloud users share data?
Where cloud data is located
Where cloud data is being accessed and downloaded from, including from which device?
Control over cloud data — Once visibility into cloud data is made possible, we can apply the controls that best suit our clients including:
Data classification on multiple levels, e.g. sensitive, regulated or public. Once classified, data can be stopped from entering or leaving the cloud service.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) — Shield IT implements a cloud DLP solution to protect data from unauthorised access and automatically disables access and transport of data if suspicious activity is detected.
Collaboration controls that manage controls within the cloud service, e.g. downgrading file and folder permissions for specified users to editor or viewer, removing permissions, and revoking shared links.
Encryption — We use cloud data encryption to prevent unauthorised access to data, even if such data is exfiltrated or stolen.
Access to cloud data and applications— Access control is a vital component of cloud security. Some of Shield IT's typical controls include:
User access control: We implement system and application access controls to ensure that only authorised users access cloud data and applications.
Device access control: We use this control to block access when a personal, unauthorised device tries to access cloud data.
Malicious behaviour identification to detect compromised accounts and insider threats with user behaviour analytics (UBA) so that malicious data exfiltration is avoided.
Malware prevention that denies malware access to cloud services using techniques e.g. file-scanning, application whitelisting, machine learning-based malware detection, and network traffic analysis.
Privileged access whereby all possible forms of access are identified for privileged accounts, and controls are enforced to mitigate exposure.
Compliance. Shield IT works with clients to augment existing compliance requirements and practices to include data and applications residing in the cloud.
Risk assessment. With clients, we review and update risk assessments to include cloud services; and identify and address risk factors introduced by cloud environments and providers.
Shield IT's GRC automation solutions provide enterprises with the tools to create and maintain systematic and consistent methods for overcoming challenges with governance, risk, and compliance, whereby risk is managed, costs reduced, and processes simplified:
Managing processes and documents
Maintaining records of the actions taken (Audit trail)
Managing electronic forms (links actions to at-time-of-event documents)
Providing accountability with electronic signature technology and other user identity-tracking methods
A centralised automation of risk and compliance processes improves business performance, reduces costs, optimises technology investment, and aligns IT operations with business goals.
Shield IT through its suite of services provides strategic and transformation solutions to automate your GRC initiatives.
Our services protect data, assets and identities; integrate risk and compliance; and drive audits to meet regulatory needs. Our objective is to strengthen security governance and intelligence frameworks, enhance business focused performance improvements and deliver tangible results.