Traditionally, by simply placing layers of security around your application was considered the best option for securing your application.
But lately, with hackers testing the limits of security systems on a daily basis, moving your application to public cloud is a game changer.
Security is the major concern for enterprises that are considering the adoption of cloud as a solution for their IT Infrastructure needs.
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Indeed, the approaches and mechanisms available to developers and administrators in the public cloud are often better than the tools and methods used within the enterprise.
Security must continuously change and evolve to respond to changing risks at a any given point of time.
Those willing to build applications and run on the public cloud or migrate or refactor applications needs to follow the basic security concepts including Authorization, Auditing, Confidentiality & Integrity.
This process governs the resources and operations and ensures that authenticated users has permission to access the application.
- Auditing and logging
Guarantees that a user cannot deny an operation or initiate a transaction without the activity being recorded.
- Confidentiality (or privacy)
Is the process of making sure that your data remains confidential.
Is the guarantee that data is protected from accidental or malicious modification. For example, ensuring that a hacker cannot take money from your bank account without you receiving a notification.
To deal with security at the application level in the public cloud, the following security approaches need to be adhered to: