Cloud Security is Your Shared Responsibility
Manage the Security of Your Data in the Cloud
Cloud migration and the adoption of cloud services are accelerating to enable remote workforces and virtual work environments. CSPs provide native security controls, but these are often not adequate for regulated organizations. Also, any misconfigurations can lead to breaches. Machina simplifies the management of your shared responsibility to secure data in cloud and hybrid environments.
Customer-Managed Trust Enhances Your Cloud Security Strategy
When it comes to future-proofing your business,
you can't ignore the new realities. The stakes are too high.
Understand the Stakes
Cloud hosting providers, along with the databases and applications that run on cloud hosted infrastructure, provide native security controls. However, these are not adequate for many organizations because:
- Data privacy regulations mandate that organizations collecting data must remain responsible for its privacy and security at all times
- Organizations remain accountable even when they have almost no direct control over any of the infrastructure processing the data
- Real-time insight into data access activity and policy enforcement is required to provide proof of compliance
Former CTO for Identity Solutions, Equifax
President & CEO, Euclidian Trust
Security Technologist, Accenture
Redefine the Rules
Traditional methods do not adequately address the requirements outlined above, necessitating change. With the rapid transition to everything as a service (SaaS, DBaaS, IaaS, etc.), managing data security becomes even more abstracted. Any cloud adoption strategy must maximize control using the few vectors not managed by the provider, like user identity, data attributes, and application(s) used to access the data.
Cloud adoption demands a data-centric approach, one that enables full data mobility without compromising data security. The same data security and privacy, fine-grained access controls, authorization policies, and auditable visibility need to be maintained even though the data may be hosted and accessed from almost anywhere. You need a solution with the right capabilities to handle these essential components to execute a successful cloud security strategy.
Shift the Paradigm
External Authorization Management
Machina delivers an authorization framework that is external to applications and systems, providing a consistent way to define and enforce authorization decisions to applications, resources, services, and data, using both role- and attribute-based access controls coupled with user-controlled encryption. You can eliminate complex access logic code from homegrown applications and easily manage your shared responsibility by using a single solution to secure data at rest and in transit in AWS, GCP, and Azure.
External Authorization Management (EAM) workflow
Example of External Key Management solution availble with Machina
External Key Management
When you use the native security controls provided by the cloud providers, your data and encryption keys to access the data are stored in the same location, giving the cloud providers access to both. The risk of unauthorized access increases as you move your sensitive data to the cloud. Securing and controlling access to it is essential to keep up with evolving regulations and to retain customer trust.
Machina for Google Cloud External Key Manager allows you to create, store, and manage your own encryption keys outside of GCP’s infrastructure. You control the security of and access to your data and resources in Google Cloud services--BigQuery, Cloud SQL, Kubernetes Engine, and Compute Engine--such that you become the ultimate arbiter of authorizing access.
Machina allows organizations to maintain complete control over storing and managing their encryption keys outside of cloud providers’ infrastructure. Cloud providers have no access to your keys, allowing you to remove implicit trust from shared infrastructures.
Future-Proof Your Business
Machina is a game-changer for your cloud security strategy. A unified data security and authorization engine that integrates easily anywhere across cloud, on-prem, and hybrid environments. Secure data with a globally scalable encryption key management service. Authorize access to data and resources from a central console with granular, context-aware policies. Build security and privacy by default and design to future-proof your business.
Create Your Cloud Security Gameplan
Before the next move catches you off guard, create a gameplan to prepare, implement, and maintain your cloud migration and adoption strategy.
There is no home field advantage in the cloud. You have to assume you are playing on the adversaries' court. As you start your cloud journey, is your team prepared for all the attacks you'll face?
You've taken the fundamental steps to prepare for the game, but do your play makers—admins, architects, developers—have the tools they need to succeed day after day?
There is no doubt: You have established yourself on the field of play. But don't get comfortable, because the rules of the game will change with little prior notice. Can you quickly adapt to the changes as they emerge?