Approaching Cloud Security From the Inside-Out

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 05-03-2016 Email

It's important to have a plan in place to protect against the most common threats to your cloud infrastructure. Understanding your vulnerabilities by thinking like an attacker and mapping your defenses to the cyber kill chain can go a long way in protecting your organization. Taking preventive actions will result in an early warning against the most common threats and help you identify a potential security event before it compromises your data, network or business. "Security in the cloud requires an inversion of the traditional approach to security, so it approaches security from the inside-out vs. the outside-in," explained Brian Ahern, CEO of cloud security company Threat Stack. "Perimeters and assets are dying off, and role-based architectures are being made super-trivial in this software-defined everything world." An organization can identify a compromise and eliminate threats before they result in a security breach and data loss that could potentially bring down the entire business, he said. Here, Ahern shows how to recognize steps of an attack and measures you can take to repel it.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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