Secure infrastructure

Secure infrastructure in the cloud age

Data security and data protection in any cybersecurity infrastructure

How to build a secure infrastructure

In a globally connected world, it is important to efficiently secure data and the underlying infrastructure. In a modern infrastructure architecture with a heterogeneous mix of on-premises and cloud architecture and virtualized infrastructure, separating security domains via hardware can be costly. Ultimately, this is not necessary either, because there are corresponding secure infrastructure solutions that complement existing systems from Microsoft, Amazon or Google. Learn more about the essential aspects for your efficient and secure infrastructure.

The benefits of the cloud are obvious: improved scalability and flexibility, on-demand delivery and lower costs. But there are also some aspects to consider. If you want a secure infrastructure in the cloud age, new concepts and innovative solutions must be implemented.

The advantages of our secure infrastructure solution R&S®Trusted Gate

  • Encryption-as-a-Service: R&S®Trusted Gate can use SOAP/REST APIs for communication with other enterprise applications. Applications can send files and R&S®Trusted Gate automatically sends them back encrypted
  • All types of application data benefit from highly secure data encryption without additional user interaction
  • Flexible deployment with microservices in on-premises, hybrid or cloud environments
  • Higher degree of elasticity in your secure infrastructure: Certain micro-services such as the encryption service are provided in the cloud. Even peak loads are compensated without additional effort

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Secure infrastructure even in complex global scenarios

Do you need to protect your cloud applications and cybersecurity infrastructure even in complex global scenarios while complying with increasingly complex national data protection regulations? R&S®Trusted Gate can combine security and compliance while significantly reducing the administrative burden for large organizations.

  • Optimization of secure infrastructure design for efficient handling of global data regulations
  • Multi-tennant scenarios (multi-client capability) on an infrastructure with 100 % separate data storage
  • Pseudonymize users in the cloud
  • EaaS (Encryption-as-a-Service) for enterprise networks
  • Use Microsoft® One Drive for Business with complete control over data

Why the cloud challenges traditional secure infrastructure designs

Before the cloud, the model for a secure infrastructure looked like this: The data was physically located on site behind the perimeter or protective wall of the organization. Protective devices were and still are firewalls and other security appliances. But the cloud makes this perimeter obsolete. The data resides with third party providers such as Microsoft, Amazon and Google, who take care of the security measures on site.

Companies and organizations should focus on ensuring that the data in the cloud is secure. Because even if the security precautions of cloud providers are exemplary, data leakage or data breaches are always possible.

"It is becoming increasingly complex and time-consuming to answer the critical question: Are my public cloud applications and services securely configured? Even simple misconfigurations pose a significant risk."
Gartner Hype Cycle for Cloud Security

Secure infrastructure and data-centric security must go hand in hand

Companies and organizations find it difficult to hand over the control of their data to third parties. No wonder, because data security is not the only issue. Data protection is also relevant. After all, in the event of a data leak, the company is not exempt from all responsibility. Applicable data protection and security regulations such as GDPR make the owner of the data liable. The organization itself is responsible for data protection.

Companies and authorities should look for ways to implement additional proprietary – i.e. own - security measures when it comes to secure infrastructure solutions. It is time for a paradigm shift from perimeter security to data-centric security. And the control of the latter must be in your hands. This requires a mix of identity management and encryption.

3 reasons why a paradigm shift is necessary for a secure infrastructure

You must take steps to protect the data regardless of the external IT infrastructure that is not under your control.

  • Customers prefer innovative cloud applications
  • International suppliers offer these solutions: Microsoft: Microsoft® 365 andTeams, Google: Data Analytics, Amazon: artificial intelligence, and Alibaba: E-Commerce
  • The challenge is not the secure infrastructure, it is the application itself and the data it processes

State-of-the-Art encryption guarantees that data remains unreadable for unauthorized persons. In conjunction with identity & access management, it is ensured that only authorized persons can access data. R&S®Trusted Gate has this principle at its core.

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FAQs

What is information security infrastructure?

It includes all the measures to achieve and maintain a secure infrastructure. This infrastructure includes network communications, communication, server and database centers. In general this entails the principle of perimeter security. This means, that companies have built protective barriers and security gates around their own infrastructure and IT systems. This can be firewalls/web application firewalls and other security measures. In general you try to shield of your network on-premises.

Why is infrastructure security important?

Especially when it comes to critical infrastructures, any type of cybercrime can have serious implications. It all depends on the extent of the hit and if the attack gets noticed soon enough. The malware Emotet for example is shutting down governmental institutions for the last years. Even though everybody is convinced they have a secure infrastructure. Especially in the last two years, it has become more harmful. Find out more about Emotet in our ebook or Emotet webinar. But the cloud is shifting the processing and storage of data to external systems. If the data is stored there unprotected and unencrypted, not only users and administrators can access it, but also the cloud provider or even cybercriminals. Think of the cloud as a castle with high walls and thick gates. This castle has no doors or locks inside because you rely on the fact that no one can get past these thick walls. However, as soon as an unwanted intruder enters the walls, he can simply use the existing belongings inside. The same applies to perimeter security.

How do I secure my cloud infrastructure?

Even high security networks and secure infrastructures are not insurmountable. Despite well secured networks and IT systems, hackers can penetrate them and steal sensitive information. Even the smallest weaknesses in the system or user misconduct are enough for hackers to break into even seemingly highly secure systems. The solution lies in the progressive approach of "data-centric security". The focus is no longer on the IT systems, but on the data itself. Security is directly inscribed in the data before it is released to a third party. With this infrastructure security solution in place, it no longer matters whether the data is located in a corporate network or in a cloud.

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