As more industries migrate from an on-premise IT infrastructure to a cloud infrastructure, the demand for cloud security solutions will continue to rise.
Unfortunately, the increasing demand for cloud solutions can cause law firms with cloud infrastructures to get more attention from cyber attackers looking to gain access to confidential data.
In today’s climate, law firms must be technologically agile to survive cyber risks and adapt to possible security disruptions. Adopting cloud security solutions that match the needs of your firm’s security posture is imperative.
If your firm is worried about its cloud infrastructure security, note that ArchonOne works with numerous law firms to integrate modern cloud security solutions with their network of devices.
ArchonOne takes a step-by-step approach to avoid making cloud configuration mistakes that can lead to unnecessary data breaches.
In this article, we’ll cover the different modern cloud security solutions your firm can consider implementing to protect its cloud environment. By the end of this article, you’ll have a better understanding of the next steps your firm needs to take in protecting itself from cyber attackers.
How to Ensure your Firm has Modern Cloud Security
It’s no surprise that taking a cloud-native approach encourages scalability and speed. However, with the use of modern serverless technology comes new security risks that have been left unaccounted for.
What matters most is ensuring your firm has implemented the following modern cloud security solutions:
Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFW)
A next-generation firewall (NGFW) is a more advanced version of a traditional firewall. A NGFW is designed to block malware, a feature that regular firewall does not have.
NGFW’s are better equipped to fight off Advanced Persistent Threats (APTs).
Additionally, a next-generation firewall can include a conglomerate of anti-viruses, firewalls, and other security apps in one solution. In today’s environment, installing a firewall is a necessity for any business.
A NGFW offers flexibility in that it secures devices and businesses from a range of cyber threats.
Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB)
A Cloud Access Security Broker is a cloud based software or an on-premise solution that resides between cloud service consumers and cloud applications to track all activity and enforce security protocols when necessary.
More and more businesses rely on the help of CASB vendors to mitigate cloud service risks and to comply with privacy regulations, especially when CASB’s can maintain visibility over sensitive data.
A CASB has four important pillars:
A CASB can help discover what cloud services are currently in use, discover redundancies in functionality and license costs, and report on what your overall cloud spend is.
A CASB helps safeguard your law firm against data breaches by regulatory compliance requirements set by your industry.
3. Data Protection
If sensitive data is breached in or on the way to the cloud, the CASB will allow your internal security team or your Managed IT provider the option of sending suspected violations to their on-premises systems for analysis.
4. Threat Protection
A CASB offers defense against a variety of cloud threats and malware by detecting and preventing unauthorized users access to cloud data and services.
Data Loss Prevention (DLP)
Data Loss Prevention (DLP) is a set of tools and processes that oversees sensitive data while in use, in motion, or at rest.
DLP software helps regulate and classify business critical data and identify potential violations of policies, typically driven by privacy regulations such as GDPR, HIPPA, or PCI-DSS.
Here are three different types of DLP:
- Network DLP tracks and protects all on data within a company’s IT and Cloud network.
- Endpoint DLP monitors all physical devices such as computers, laptops, mobile phones, and servers.
- Cloud DLP is type of Network DLP that is specifically used to enprotectn on cloud repositories.
Taking a proactive approach to web safety is always a good idea.
To defend your firm’s website from malicious threats – implement the following precautions:
- SSL Certificates protect any data collected via your firm’s websites.
- Website Security Scanners actively scan for vulnerabilities, malware, and other security problems to mitigate them effectively
- Web Application Firewall stop automated attacks from targeting your website.
- Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) allows your firm to use a layered process of authentication through merging login credentials with other identification elements.
Following these practices can help protect your firm’s data from being breached.
By enforcing email security solutions, your firm can mitigate security breaches caused by opening phishing emails and malicious attachments.
Work with your internal security team or Managed IT Provider to deploy an email security software that features phishing protection, reporting capabilities, and sophisticated admin controls.
Enforcing modern cloud security solutions that can keep up with ever-evolving security threats is crucial. While your firm may not require every solution listed above, it’s important to have your security posture evaluated by a third-party vendor that specializes in cloud security.
To ensure your firm feels confident it can defend itself against bad actors, contact us at ArchonOne to schedule an appointment today.