What Governments Are Thinking About Cloud Security

What Governments Are Thinking About Cloud Security

The take of any government on cloud security is an interesting and vital issue towards better safety standards. Analysts define the governmental role as important in integrating multi-tenancy app development, access layers and infrastructure parts of the cloud through firm policies. Governing the keeping, utility and accessibility of information, and also isolating between owners and consumers of information, without breaching on privacy protocols are also other definitions of a state’s take on data. Firstly, here is a look at an insider view where governments tackle the issue of data safety from a narrow perspective, followed by a universal outlook.

In the first month of 2012, the US government’s CIO departments helped draw the policy paper for how deployment should happen in cloud-based operations of the e-government. These guidelines illuminated on fundamentals that software providers had to meet before provisioning. There were also security measures that cloud corporations creating orchestration and provisioning networks across public domains had to adopt in order to pass the test.

The above measures are some of the drafts that the American administrators have implemented in the search for a cloud security standard that can help solidify data access within the government. It helps deal with issues of multiple tenants within the same server as well as how far the clients- the administration, in this case- have power over deployed infrastructure. Finally, they also define how to collaborate in developing applications and sharing these provisions remotely without compromising on each other’s privacy.

The marines on the other hand are developing systems like the Cyber Command, whose role is to support an ever-deteriorating data framework from terrorists. The main focus is to develop an in-house cloud security tool in collaboration with major IT giants to help meet this demand. Even as this happens, the marines are also thinking about broadening the commercial aspect of the cloud into a beneficial sector within their own controls. Important features of this are cellular apps that help meet field communication demands, while the aforementioned cyber security tool will safeguard against information leaks or compromises.

Universal Outlook

State administrations usually adopt a holistic approach to cloud security when they work together with major software providers. They ensure that their systems are solid enough and that they operate only where the service has trustworthy nodes. They also ensure that all computers, in a LAN, if need be, have firewalls to offer intranet-based safety to single tenants. There are universal programs as well to consider like anti-malware products that all machines, private or civil, always embrace. The states then impose their own policies such as those that they use to isolate data streams from one department to another, so that either does not infiltrate the other’s documents, even if they share the same ministry or server.

Indeed the major breakthrough of government policies is to make cloud security a standardized item. Even when they are protecting their state-based information, they indirectly influence the policies of software vendors who maintain the same standards even in the private sector. There are even situations where finance strategies and commercial applications influence government security measures, because finance is at the heart of most cyber attacks.

By John Omwamba

About John

John posses over five years experience in professional writing; with special interests in business, technology and general media. Driven by passion and 'glowing' enthusiasm, he has covered topics cutting across diverse industries with key target audiences including corporates, marketing executives, researchers and global business leaders. John currently freelances for CloudTweaks as a frequent writer.

View All Articles

Sorry, comments are closed for this post.

The Rise Of BI Data And How To Use It Effectively

The Rise Of BI Data And How To Use It Effectively

The Rise of BI Data Every few years, a new concept or technological development is introduced that drastically improves the business world as a whole. In 1983, the first commercially handheld mobile phone debuted and provided workers with an unprecedented amount of availability, leading to more productivity and profits. More recently, the Cloud has taken…

Despite Record Breaches, Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority

Despite Record Breaches, Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority

Secure Third Party Access Still Not An IT Priority Research has revealed that third parties cause 63 percent of all data breaches. From HVAC contractors, to IT consultants, to supply chain analysts and beyond, the threats posed by third parties are real and growing. Deloitte, in its Global Survey 2016 of third party risk, reported…

Disaster Recovery – A Thing Of The Past!

Disaster Recovery – A Thing Of The Past!

Disaster Recovery  Ok, ok – I understand most of you are saying disaster recovery (DR) is still a critical aspect of running any type of operations. After all – we need to secure our future operations in case of disaster. Sure – that is still the case but things are changing – fast. There are…

Data Breaches: Incident Response Planning – Part 1

Data Breaches: Incident Response Planning – Part 1

Incident Response Planning – Part 1 The topic of cybersecurity has become part of the boardroom agendas in the last couple of years, and not surprisingly — these days, it’s almost impossible to read news headlines without noticing yet another story about a data breach. As cybersecurity shifts from being a strictly IT issue to…

The Fully Aware, Hybrid-Cloud Approach

The Fully Aware, Hybrid-Cloud Approach

Hybrid-Cloud Approach For over 20 years, organizations have been attempting to secure their networks and protect their data. However, have any of their efforts really improved security? Today we hear journalists and industry experts talk about the erosion of the perimeter. Some say it’s squishy, others say it’s spongy, and yet another claims it crunchy.…

Digital Twin And The End Of The Dreaded Product Recall

Digital Twin And The End Of The Dreaded Product Recall

The Digital Twin  How smart factories and connected assets in the emerging Industrial IoT era along with the automation of machine learning and advancement of artificial intelligence can dramatically change the manufacturing process and put an end to the dreaded product recalls in the future. In recent news, Samsung Electronics Co. has initiated a global…

The Future Of Cloud Storage And Sharing…

The Future Of Cloud Storage And Sharing…

Box.net, Amazon Cloud Drive The online (or cloud) storage business has always been a really interesting industry. When we started Box in 2005, it was a somewhat untouchable category of technology, perceived to be a commodity service with low margins and little consumer willingness to pay. All three of these factors remain today, but with…

Achieving Network Security In The IoT

Achieving Network Security In The IoT

Security In The IoT The network security market is experiencing a pressing and transformative change, especially around access control and orchestration. Although it has been mature for decades, the network security market had to transform rapidly with the advent of the BYOD trend and emergence of the cloud, which swept enterprises a few years ago.…