Security is being one of the major concerns of companies during this age of digital transformation; as a large portion of the activities are now being moved to digital platforms.
Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, companies are rushing to adopt digital transformation: commercial activies are moved to the web, the workforce now also moves to the web due to remote working. This means, companies are now exposed to more threats (or vulnerabilities) than ever before.
This brings out the growing need for several layers of security: Application, Network and Cloud Security.
What it is
Application security refers to the means taken in order to prevent data or code being stolen or hijacked, on the application level.
The goal of application security is to prevent unauthorized access and modification to the application.
Therefore, the vulnerabilities of an application heavily depend on the environment of the app itself; more efforts should be taken into account when the app is stored in the cloud other than other platforms.
How to ensure application security?
These needs are usually ensured during development and design phase; however, there are additional measures taken while the deploying the application.
Both software and hardware measures can be taken to prevent these vulnerabilities, including antivirus or encryption program to prohibit unauthorized accesses.
What it is
Network security, as the name suggests, is a collection of tasks done in order to secure the internal network and data.
At network level, the objects under exposure varies: technologies, devices and even processes. Therefore, several measures should be included in ensuring security, in terms of hardware and software
How to ensure network security?
Similar to application security, companies can adopt antivirus programs, encryption, and firewalls in order to ensure security. Setting a strong password or regularly changing a password is also effective.
What it is
Cloud security (or cloud computing security), includes of a set of policies, controls, procedures and technologies in order to protect cloud-based systems, data, and infrastructure.
Since the resources and processing on the cloud are shared, and most organizations get their services from a cloud-provider, more efforts are put in ensuring software security.
How to ensure cloud security?
Cloud security is to protect the cloud system and data. Using strong data security features and having backups are necessary.
Ensuring security is one important factor as an organization migrates to digital platforms. It is crucial to adopt security measures as soon as possible in the development and transformation process. One of the ways to do this is doing security testing. Contact Lotus Quality Assurance if you have any need for security testing consultation.