Enterprise. Cloud computing. It’s a cost-effective way for businesses to scale up quickly and offer more sophisticated applications. However, public cloud providers introduce a unique set of security challenges for solution providers and with more customers increasingly shifting workloads to the more cost-effective platform the concerns about data loss, hacking and malware also increase. Businesses can get peace of mind by hiring a credentialed expert with cloud computing security expertise. One such expert, Information Security Governance and Cyber Security Consultant Kieran Upadrastra (www.kieranupadrasta.com) keeps his customers up to date with the most effective architecture improvements for their information security systems while continually reviewing the latest white papers and security threats.
“Vulnerabilities in the cloud virtual machine environment,” explains Upadrastra. “pose a direct threat to the privacy and security of Cloud services. Some of the main factors that can easily cripple usage of Cloud services are items such as the live migration of data via the Internet, entrusting the provider for data security and privacy, and even vulnerabilities at the browser’s API.”
Specializing in helping companies with incident response, crises management, major incident management, threat analysis and risk management, Upadastra has been able to not only build a reputation of trust as an expert, but has built one of the leading leading cyber security management firms – Cybersecurity CG (www.cybersecuritycg.co.uk) within the cybersecurity and information systems field.
“Adding a level of difficulty to understanding security vulnerabilities in Cloud computing are the layers,” says Upadrastra. “There are so many computations of issues within each layer. Take the Microsoft Azure product. Since it is a trusted environment that can be set up for free, Azure has been abused far more by attackers. Simply put, attackers are familiar with the Microsoft ecosystem and although Microsoft has produced protocols of prevention and patches, it requires vigilance to maintain. The most important thing is that companies maintain good data files on attacker tactics, security incidents, and breaches and share that information to identify between firms more quickly.”
Upadastra and his firm have helped many businesses secure their data and resources. He specializes in reviewing infrastructure and putting together exactly the right team to secure it protecting firms and their data so their bottom line isn’t affected.
Kieran Upadrasta (www.kieranupadrasta.com) offers both full risk assessments while teaching corporate cultures a climate of cyber hygiene for those companies seeking to take a proactive approach to cyber security. Upadrasta has over eighteen years experience in the fields of business analysis, consulting, security architecture, assessments, threat analysis and risk management. An expert in incident response, crises management, major incident management, stakeholder engagement, and mapping requirements he is also a member of the London chapter of International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium, Inc., of the International Information Systems Security Certification Consortium as well as a member of the London chapter of the Information Systems Audit and Control Association and the Professional Risk Management International Association.