Microsoft Azure Data Protection – Strategy


“The publication, investigating the matter, found that 587,000 files were left in an unprotected Azure blob. Any malicious actors that knew where to look would have been able to find and access the database with ease, it was said.”

We address individual needs based on the evaluation report produced by the most knowledgeable resources from the cyber security domain. Following the comprehensive review, we provide you with an extensively detailed Azure Cloud Data Security Plan and Roadmap. We will develop the plan and roadmap with best practises and standards in mind, based on your current security environment and desired target state. This will also help to optimise the existing cloud landscape by using cutting edge tools like Azure Machine Learning Studio, Zone Redundant Storage (ZRS) etc.

The Azure Cloud Data Protection Assessment Covers :

An Assessment Control Document, which is based on industry benchmark standards such as Centre for Internet Security (CIE) standards, NIST, ISO 27001, and GDPR is provided based on maturity in these above domains.
Along with the Risk Management Guide, the Assessment Control Document offers a high-level understanding of the current protection landscape and helps to clarify the uncertainty aspect and to comply with regulatory laws for protective controls.

Optimum Resource Allocation and Roadmap:

Few important parameters of a good strategy are – people availability and skill pool, process approach and technological constraints. Hence, we deliver a detailed capability matrix which is grouped by various cloud data protection mechanisms. This provides a perspective on the limitations and requirements for the desired level of maturity.
Optimum Resource Allocation - Microsoft Azure Data Protection Strategy

Data Protection Approach:

Our Data Protection Strategy is based on risk prioritization and timeline. Right from classification of data in Azure cloud to the protection of data in various layers through different mechanism such as encryption, DLP etc.
We perform cloud wide discovery to identify sensitive data for data mapping and inventory. Azure databases such as Azure SQL Database, Azure Cosmos DB, Azure Cache for Redis etc. will be considered for DAR scans. We use tools such as Key Vault and SAML token encryption to provide extra layer of security. The data in Azure Cloud is encrypted using AES at the storage stage. We also strategize appropriate data retention and destruction policies.
Data – At Rest Data – In Transit Data – In Use
Azure Discovery Authenticating Endpoints Field – Level Encryption
AES Encryption (DB) Cloud DLP Application Layer Security
Disk – Level Encryption Network Traffic Encryption Tokenization & Obfuscation

Expected Outcome:

The Azure Cloud Data Protection Strategy would be formulated after the successful execution of Data Protection Assessment. Based on the assessment report, a strategy is improvised to protect sensitive workloads while ensuring compliance with complex regulatory standards, frameworks and guidelines. An overview of the present Azure cloud Data Protection Environment will include gaps and best practises for Azure Protection in accordance with existing industry guidelines and global legislation priority guidance on improving security. Our industry-leading expertise would help you design “Azure Cloud Data Protection Strategy” through a well-researched assessment process across data protection domains for Data-At-Rest (DAR), Data-In-Motion (DIM) and Data-In-Use (DIU). An implementation manual is issued according to the strategy plan.

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