By Narayan Annamalai
When cybersecurity measures fail, the results can be devastating and costly. Over the past year, cybersecurity failures have led to websites crashing, flights being delayed, video games becoming inaccessible, etc. Such incidents can erode customer trust. customers, investors and board members and leads to the kinds of headlines you don’t want. Technological challenges and the increasing frequency and sophistication of cyberattacks have fueled debate—and understandable concern—across industries. CISOs and other C-Suite members as well as security professionals recognize how growing cloud adoption and the shift to hybrid work has expanded the attack surface. Several leaders also addressed the challenges presented by the dynamic and complex regulatory landscape.
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Your network is the heart of your organization—and a lucrative reward for bad actors. Cybersecurity puts controls in place to help prevent cybercriminals from breaching it. Let’s discover how.
Protect your data and assets
Cloud cybersecurity can keep up with modern cybersecurity threats in ways that conventional security tools cannot. It can secure the data and applications needed to support a hybrid workforce in cloud environments. And it allows you to protect your organization’s assets from emerging attacks and secure both applications and infrastructure.
Cyber security in the cloud is important because all assets are accessed over the network. Here are the key components of effective cybersecurity in the cloud:
- Zero Trust Approach: Zero Trust means using least privileged access to limit user access, always authenticate identities, and minimize blast radius and segment access by assuming a breach. security violation. It helps you manage people, devices, data, and assets so you can support a hybrid workforce, protect sensitive information, and manage multi-cloud assets with confidence.
- Network firewall: Network firewalls help prevent cybercriminals from accessing your network resources by monitoring and inspecting your network traffic and blocking malicious traffic.
- DDoS Protection: Distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks involve cybercriminals targeting a website or service by flooding it with traffic to disrupt network services. DDoS protection typically provides monitoring, attack mitigation, and other features as defensive measures.
- Web application protection: Web applications and application programming interfaces (APIs) are popular targets for cybercriminals because they are accessible over the public internet and can provide access to sensitive data. Web application protection helps protect websites, applications, and APIs from attacks.
Cybersecurity in action
Manufacturers generate large amounts of sensitive data, including intellectual property data and research and development data. The IoT devices they use are prime targets in DDoS attacks. And their supply chains are also frequent targets.
Manufacturers may be more willing than those in other sectors to pay ransoms to criminals because of the sensitivity of their data and their dependence on supply chains for product components and shipping. ship their products. Attacks targeting the supply chain can bring operations to a standstill.
Let’s look at a common manufacturing use case—secure, connected insights that can be used to prevent theft, monitor loss, optimize inventory, and detailed information about traffic flows across a city or in a retail environment to automate inventory replenishment. Manufacturers can monitor the operations of warehouse floors, assembly lines, production and distribution in real time through a connected factory setup.
Along with computing and machine learning for critical analytics, manufacturers and other industries need cloud network security to keep data safe and minimize disruption. It protects your applications and network infrastructure against threats. The benefits of using cyber security include reducing security threats, improving operational efficiency, and increasing business agility.
Cloud cyber security services, like those of Azure network security, combined with Microsoft Azure Virtual Machines powered by AMD, ensures you can efficiently deliver securely connected insights. Features include:
- Scalable operations to maximize warehouse efficiency
- Tracking products solve problems faster across the value chain
- Better quality and safety control
- Deliver goods and services on time
Protection against modern threats
Cyber threats continuously challenge traditional security methods. Modern network security can answer the call with Zero Trust methods, network firewalls, DDoS protection, and web application protection.
Microsoft and AMD share the goal of prioritizing cyber security services—fully securing modern networks for Azure workloads. Cyber security can help you protect your people, data and operations in any industry.
Narayan Annamalai Leads the SDN product management team in Microsoft Azure focusing on virtual networking, load balancing, and network security.
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