How to protect data on multi-cloud platforms?

How to protect data on multi-cloud platforms?

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More and more companies are moving their applications and data to the cloud through the modernization of their processes. With the transition to the cloud, they also face new challenges. Which cloud model to apply? Which cloud platform to choose? How to ensure application and data security?

The majority of these companies opt for the multi-cloud model, multiple cloud platforms to which they move existing applications and data. According to ESG research, there are several reasons for this:

● 35% of companies want to use the most optimal cloud platform for each application
● 33% want to use cloud services and applications from well-known software companies
● 32% do not want to depend on one cloud platform

One of the biggest challenges for companies in the multi-cloud era is - how to backup and protect data?

Cloud platforms themselves either do not offer data and application backup tools or offer users limited options for backup and protection. Traditional backup methods for cloud platforms are not applicable.

The real answer to that is a BaaS (Backup as a Service) backup service integrated into the cloud platforms themselves.

HYCU is a global leader in providing backup services in multi-cloud environments. Their solutions are applicable to different cloud platforms:

● private ones like Nutanix and VMware

● public ones such as Azure, Google Cloud and AWS.

In addition to data backup, HYCU also develops services for the recovery of data and applications in case of failure, data loss or some other unforeseen disaster.

Developer Tip: What steps can you take to secure your applications for multi-cloud environments?

Avoid the most common security mistakes that happen when developing applications:

❌ Do not use your own cryptographic logic, but use known cryptographic algorithms and libraries
❌ Do not log sensitive data and credentials
❌ Avoid weak passwords and close ports that the application does not need

Apply these data protection tips when developing apps:

βœ”οΈ Use built-in communication tools (ex. service bus) instead of developing your own
βœ”οΈ Use the latest version SDK
βœ”οΈ Uses programming languages ​​that use garbage collectors, thereby significantly reducing security risks in the code (e.g. buffer overflows)
βœ”οΈ Be guided by the principle of granting minimum rights
βœ”οΈ Avoid using resources with public access or be very careful when creating them
βœ”οΈ Use strong passwords or better yet use public and private keys where possible
βœ”οΈ Uses built-in authentication services
βœ”οΈ Uses data encryption in transmission and when writing and reading.;
βœ”οΈ Limit access to data only to those you need
βœ”οΈ Run security tests frequently and fix any issues they reveal

Why is a back-up plan not enough in the multi-cloud era?

Companies pay a lot of attention to planning a data backup strategy, but in light of the latest threats, such as ransomware, these strategies are not enough. In order to successfully protect data, companies must pay equal attention to data recovery strategies. This is supported by the following data:

● Ransomware attacks occur on average every 11 seconds
● More than 4,000 ransomware attacks per day have occurred in the US in recent years
● The largest cost of ransomware attacks this year was more than $40 million

Therefore, preparation and planning for data recovery have become as important as data backup.

How ready are you for data recovery?

There's a lot of advice out there on how to protect your data and how to prevent an attack from happening, but there's not a lot of advice on what to do when an attack does happen.

That's why HYCU has developed a free R-Score tool that helps companies and individuals assess how prepared they are to recover data after a ransomware attack.

All that is required for assessment are answers to questions from the following categories:

● Backup process
● Backup infrastructure
● Security and network infrastructure
● Assessment of readiness for recovery
● Assessment of preparedness for recovery in case of unforeseen disasters

In addition to helping you better understand how prepared you are to recover from a ransomware attack, R-Score also provides you with useful tips to increase the resilience of your infrastructure against ransomware attacks.

HYCU applies modern technologies specific to multi-cloud platforms for its solutions, which help companies in more than 80 countries to protect their data and applications.

Want to be part of the solution? View open positions and apply today!


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