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Is Your Cloud Security as Good as Airport Security?

Cybersecurity on cloud networks is similar to airport security. Most of the security is focused on incoming traffic (as it should be), whether that is network traffic or passengers departing. Airports, however, have an additional check after passengers have been vetted through security. They have flight attendants performing ticket checks before passengers board a plane. This prevents common mishaps of people going to the wrong gate but also protects against bad actors trying to change their destination.

Airport security screening
Late to the gate

Cloud networks often are missing this final check. Software and systems in the cloud have security rules by default open to the internet for outbound traffic. Yes, this makes it easy to operate because administrators and developers don’t have to worry about having requests blocked, but it also allows for mishaps and damage from breaches to occur. Just as bad actors can find ways to sneak into an airport and get to the gate, the same can happen in cloud networks. Breaches in cloud networks, if left unchecked, allow for these bad actors to steal data and intellectual property or to insert code that can give them control of the network.

Cloud security is usually front-loaded but can neglect the back door.
Web Application Firewalls, Single Sign-On, Identity & Access Management, and Software Bill of Materials are examples of security to protect networks from incoming traffic, but outbound activity is often neglected.

So how can you protect against this? How do you close your cloud’s backdoor? Dart Frog Cyber’s ADEPT Egress Control complements your existing security to protect your cloud workloads and prevent damage from breaches.

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