Syed
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Key considerations for ensuring data security

200K Contest Question # 2: 

Your company is migrating its on-premises applications to a cloud service. What are the key considerations for ensuring data security during this transition?

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Information Security 

Information availibility

Scalibility 

Resilience 

Proactive Monitoring and Report

Effective Incident Management

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I see some excellent answers here; all are valid, but I would like to add a few more essential items to consider. They are,

  1. Compliance and Legal Requirements
  2. Application Security
  3. Service Level Agreements (SLAs)

These items can enhance the migration journey, making the result much more robust.

 

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Atahan
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When moving your apps to the cloud, focus on encrypting data, setting strong access controls, ensuring compliance, updating security policies, monitoring continuously, having solid backup plans, and checking your cloud provider's security.

Ensure the cloud provider follows standards like ISO 27001, NIST, GDPR, and HIPAA, and regularly audit for compliance.

Deploy IAM policies with least privilege, use MFA, and ensure granular permissions via RBAC.

You can use SIEM tools like IBM Security QRadar, AWS CloudTrail or Azure Monitor for real-time logging, anomaly detection, and forensic analysis.

You may need to look for a provider that uses AES-256 for data at rest and TLS 1.2+ for data in transit for security.

Configure automated, versioned backups using tools like IBM Cloud Backup, AWS Backup or Azure Site Recovery, and regularly test recovery processes.

To assess CSP’s security architecture you can look SOC 2 Type II reports, and shared responsibility model; perform regular vendor risk assessments.

If this answers your question, feel free to mark it as solution.

okarjun
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When migrating on-premises applications to a cloud service, it’s essential to keep the following points in mind:

  1. Connection Security:

    • Are you using a public internet connection or a dedicated connection? Ensure that your connections are secure to protect your data during the migration process.
  2. Migration Strategies and Data Encryption:

    • Migration can be challenging as different applications may require different migration strategies. Ensure that your data is encrypted both at rest and in transit to safeguard it throughout the migration.
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