We know that if you have a public cloud, security best practices are a top priority. Public cloud providers are responsible for the security of the cloud itself, such as the physical data centers and environments. However, you’re responsible for securing the data and workloads stored within your cloud. 

Given how easy it is to use a public cloud, it’s not surprising that many are choosing a cloud solution. From running new instances within minutes, scaling up or down resources depending on your needs and avoiding high hardware costs are all benefits of a public cloud solution. However, there are some challenges associated with a public cloud. 

Keeping track of data, workloads and architecture changes is a challenging task. Thankfully for you, we’ve compiled some security best practices you need to be following. Keep reading to ensure that your public cloud is as secure as it can be. 

Choose A Reliable Provider

The security of the data centers themselves is the responsibility of your cloud provider. For instance, VEXXHOST has an SSAE-16 facility that undergoes yearly SOC Type 2 audits and features biometric access controls. From continuous monitoring through HD cameras to security staff onsite 24/7/365, you can rest assured that your data is secure. Make sure that you choose a public cloud provider that you trust and that everything that you store within your public cloud is security compliant.

Stay Vigilant

You can’t be 100% confident in your public cloud security if you’re not overlooking everything. Simply put, if you can’t see it, you can’t secure it. You need to have visibility into all of your cloud-based infrastructures, configuration settings, and user access. For instance, it’s time to get organized and block off time for internal audits of your public cloud to ensure that everything is as secure as it can be. 

Make Public Cloud Security Best Practices A Daily Focus

When it comes to your public cloud solution the best way to keep on top of things is to make security practices a daily focus. Building on our previous point of regular vigilancy, integrating compliance best practices into daily processes is the best way to ensure that your public cloud is safe. Above all, you need to keep up with the dynamic nature of your public cloud with real-time alerts to any changes.

Automate And Secure All Environments

Being reactive isn’t enough anymore. Your organization needs to be proactive in securing all your public cloud environments. Hackers and other cybercriminals are a real threat and one of the best preventative measures is to automate your defenses to protect any vulnerable access points and of course, report any abnormalities immediately. 

In conclusion, securing your public cloud is critical to the protection of your infrastructure. Organize yourself against the chance of cyberattacks by following these best practices and protect your public cloud. 

If you’re looking to learn more about public cloud solutions, from quick and easy starts to pay as you go options, VEXXHOST has a solution to suit your needs. Contact us to learn more.

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