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Title: Securing Your Private Cloud

Securing Your Private Cloud
  • Although spending on cloud-based solutions is
    increasing at a very fast rate, security of the
    cloud is still a concern for many businesses
    looking into private cloud adoption. Scalability
    and affordability are two reasons why the private
    cloud is so popular, however, concerns about
    networking breaches are still fairly high.
    Security fears tend to be directed at public
    clouds, but more businesses are now more open to
    private cloud security solutions that they can

  • Securing the private cloud in the virtual world
    involves a multifaceted approach. You need
    virus/anti-malware protection, firewalls, access
    controls to make sure the virtual infrastructure
    cannot be brought down by an employee, intrusion
    prevention products to keep hackers out, as well
    as auditing and compliance tools to ensure
    security compliance is always up-to-date. When
    you acquire a private cloud, there are a number
    of ways you can secure the cloud and make sure
    the clouds infrastructure remains secure at all

  • Secure All Files Although it is important to
    use checksum/secure to create cryptographically
    secure specific security files like descriptors
    and manifests that have been pre-checked, it is
    also important to secure the retrieval process
    for the entire archive. For instance, when using
    signatures, make sure it is at every point of

  • Implement All Best Practices It is important to
    implement all of the best practices regarding
    security of the private cloud infrastructure. For
    instance, make sure you utilize secure password
    creation and usage for network security.
    Implementing and adhering to a genuine password
    management system with proper randomization is
    vital for ensuring proper data security. Think
    about utilizing a secure password management
    service that provides protection for password
    data and user ID and can flag users that repeat
    passwords over different systems. As well, ensure
    authenticity, integrity, and authenticity best
    practices are in place.

  • Virtual Security for Virtual Services When
    securing the virtual part of the private cloud,
    it is important to be aware that security
    hardware will not always stop an attack. For this
    reason, you should secure the virtual environment
    along with hardware based security solutions.

  • Standard Security Policy All employees who are
    involved with security measures should understand
    the security measures in place and the companys
    security policy so all will be on the same page.
    This will ensure a staff member does not do
    something different that opens up security
    vulnerability. Backup procedures of customer data
    are also intensely scrutinized. Who has access to
    backup data? Does more than one organization
    touch the backup data? Create an incident
    response policy and plan Develop procedures for
    performing incident handling and reporting.
    Establish guidelines for communicating with
    outside parties about a breach. Enforcing
    stringent security processes can help prevent an
    entire disaster.

  • Compliance and Private Cloud Host It is
    important to use a cloud host that offers
    efficient services when it comes to security. For
    instance, it is beneficial to use host service
    that does SAS70 audits and SSAE16 audits. This
    will help ensure you remain PCI compliant and
    HIPAA compliant. Ask the service provider if they
    are PCI or HIPAA compliant. When picking a cloud
    solution supplier, it is important to inquire
    about not just their identity management
    practices, but also background check measures for
    their administrators. You should also ask how
    access to data is controlled.

  • Transitioning to the cloud can often be more
    secure than a traditional in-house solution.
    Cloud providers have collectively invested
    billions in implementing standards and procedures
    to safeguard data. However, it is important for a
    business to be proactive by taking measures to
    ensure complete security of the private cloud

  • Private Cloud Hosting offering solution and
    technical information for the large and small
    size companies