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3 Challenges in Cloud Security MSPs Should Know About

As a modern managed service provider, you should have a sharp focus on implementing strong cloud security internally and across your clients. Also known as ‘cloud computing security’, the premise of cloud security involves a set of strategies that protect a company’s remote data, networks, applications, systems, and infrastructure from cyber threats and damages.

By taking a hard look at cloud security, your MSP clients will in turn reap the benefits of improved safety and security. Unlike those companies who rely on their in-house IT teams and have made critical mistakes regarding cloud migration, your expertise can deliver a much more secure experience. In this article, we’ll offer a closer look at a few common obstacles that many MSPs face along the way.

1. Failing to Adequately Secure Cloud Containers

Many companies fail to secure their cloud containers properly. If client data caches are discoverable on open cloud servers the likelihood of their confidential data being exposed is greatly increased. Cloud providers and MSPs should keep a constant watch over their domains. They should also carefully segment cloud servers using the correct management tools. Technolify is glad to help MSPs address such issues.

2. Insider Threats

Most businesses double down on external threats, as they should. But unfortunately, they fail to recognize the potential damage that can be caused by insider threats.

Current employees, former employees, partners, contractors, and even MSP employees can be serious security risks—negligently or intentionally. Mistakes or malicious actions can result in serious system downtime, data loss, and data breaches. When these issues are traced back to the MSP who was trusted to manage their security, the reputation damage alone can be devastating.

Make sure your clients are provided security awareness training. They should also have restricted access to critical systems by following the principle of least privilege.

3. MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication)

Businesses often skip MFA altogether when given the option. If your clients’ cloud applications aren’t properly secured, your business is at stake as well. As such, the wise MSP will compel their clients to use reliable MFA whenever possible.


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