“We’ve got secure cloud hosting and a cyber security service—our bases are covered.” Maybe not. Cloud assets were involved in about 24% of breaches last year, according to Verizon's 2020 Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR). That percentage may grow this year as more businesses are relying on cloud services—a May 2020 survey from Flexera indicated that a majority of enterprises (59%) expect cloud usage to exceed prior plans due to COVID-19.
When and if a breach happens, a successful cyber security response may depend on a digital forensics team’s access to data at the cloud hosting services. However, with your data in the cloud, do you know where to get it? Do you know that your security team can get the data as fast as needed?
There are three key considerations you need to understand regarding secure cloud hosting and cloud computing security: