When you are assessing multiple integrators, engaging them in the lights of fulfilling your needs to be provided with the bonafide of what you think a managed service provider could meet your ops requirements, what comes to topic are usually cost-effectiveness, enabling efficiencies, and having a peace of mind. Pinpointing and centralizing all these information with a third party provider may very well surface additional risks to your existing layer of security: privacy doubts, sensitive company information, private databases, etc. Here, we intend to provide what a baseline of security considerations you should consider, and the typical challenges around privacy with regards to serve production workloads on to public cloud computing platform. We will also look into several other considerations when you are assessing due diligence prior to outsourcing your data and workloads, perhaps to InfoFabrica.
Mitigating the risks associated with using service providers is a responsibility shared between the organization (referred to as the “tenant”), Cloud Service Provider, and Managed Service Provider (in this case: InfoFabrica). However, not everyone realize that companies are ultimately responsible for protecting their systems and ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of their data. Ideally, we recommend companies which are outsourcing its IT infrastructure to have a preliminary workshop in order to understand how they use to manage their own Customer’s / end-user’s services. We intend to identify some key aspects to help structure such session.
Companies should consider performing a detailed risk assessment and implementing associated mitigations with following considerations:
- How does the MSP protects client’s data or sensitive information?
- What kind of security posture and mitigation processes during incidents?
- How to keep up with SLA quality?
- What kind of components implemented to secure the data and information alike?
- How does the MSP mitigate potential challenges associated with maintaining timely incident detection and response
- Consistency of service quality during outside typical office / work hours
And below, are some of the best practices:
- Self-Managed Next-Gen Firewalls
The right combination of external and internal firewalls can create a powerful barrier to potential breaches, improving the security of the data handled by managed cloud service providers.
- End-to-end encryption
protects the data at every point throughout its transmission
- Encrypt data at rest
makes it difficult for unauthorized users to access information from service providers, even if intruders happen to breach the security fence
- Provide granular user access to information
Instead of allowing any user on a server or device to access data, they can authorize only certain users to view the information. As a result, even if a user manages to get to a file, they cannot access the information on that file unless they are listed as an authorized user.
- and many more other layering securities.
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Keeping data secure is one of the primary responsibilities of managed cloud service providers. It is also very possible when these MSPs implement the right processes. Here at InfoFabrica, we offer a range of services to secure data. We can help you create the managed security center solutions that companies need to preserve their sensitive data, ensuring its integrity and security.