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5 Big Mistakes in Securing Cloud Application Data

  • 5 Big Mistakes in Securing Cloud Application Data-

    Overly Privileged Accounts 

    Overly privileged accounts (users who have more privileges than they need)

    In general, administrative roles allow access to highly privileged data and actions. Only a limited number of trusted people should have these roles. Granting administrative roles to non-administrative (or the wrong) users can jeopardize the security of data, creating opportunities for data leakage and compliance violations due to separation of duties (SoD) concerns.

    You need to continuously monitor privileged users in your cloud applications and remove any privileges that are not required.

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5 Big Mistakes in Securing Cloud Application Data

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    Overly Privileged Accounts 

    Overly privileged accounts (users who have more privileges than they need)

    In general, administrative roles allow access to highly privileged data and actions. Only a limited number of trusted people should have these roles. Granting administrative roles to non-administrative (or the wrong) users can jeopardize the security of data, creating opportunities for data leakage and compliance violations due to separation of duties (SoD) concerns.

    You need to continuously monitor privileged users in your cloud applications and remove any privileges that are not required.

In today's increasingly flexible work environment, many organizations implement and rely on cloud services like Salesforce®, Google Apps for Business™, Microsoft® Office 365™ and Box to streamline business functions, increase resource utilization and enhance corporate elasticity. Yet without proper data protection, enterprises run the risk of exposing sensitive, proprietary information.

Cloud service providers (CSPs) and their customers share responsibility for security. While cloud service providers have seen improvements in securing their platforms and offering tools to help with security, customers find it difficult to keep up with all of the responsibilities related to securing their apps. Gartner predicts that through 2020, 95 percent of cloud security failures will be the customer's fault.

To avoid such failures, Ganesh Kirti, CTO of Palerra, has put together a list of the five most common mistakes that enterprises make and provides suggestions for keeping your cloud environment safe moving forward.