Cloud Security Framework: Aligning with ASD Essential Eight Strategies
OSKY prioritises a robust security posture for its cloud services, aligning with the Australian Signals Directorate’s (ASD) ‘Essential Eight Strategies for Mitigating Cyber Security Incidents’ at maturity level 3. Our framework encompasses comprehensive measures to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data within cloud environments.
OSKY implements strong encryption protocols for data both in transit and at rest within the cloud. This includes the use of industry-standard encryption algorithms to safeguard sensitive information.
Multi-factor authentication is enforced across all cloud services, ensuring an additional layer of identity verification for enhanced security. This mitigates the risk of unauthorised access to cloud resources.
OSKY employs application whitelisting to control which applications can execute on cloud systems. This strategy helps prevent the execution of unauthorised or malicious software, enhancing the security of cloud-based services.
Regular patching and updates are conducted for all applications hosted in the cloud. This proactive approach ensures that known vulnerabilities are addressed promptly, reducing the risk of exploitation.
For cloud-based productivity tools, such as Microsoft Office 365, macro settings are configured to align with security best practices. This minimises the risk of malicious macros compromising the integrity of cloud-hosted documents.
OSKY focuses on user application hardening within the cloud environment, implementing configurations that enhance the security of cloud-based applications. This includes tailored security settings for users to mitigate potential risks.
Robust incident detection and response mechanisms are integrated into our cloud services framework. Continuous monitoring, real-time alerts, and rapid response protocols ensure timely identification and mitigation of security incidents.
OSKY conducts regular security audits and assessments of cloud infrastructure to identify vulnerabilities and ensure compliance with security standards. This proactive approach helps maintain a secure and resilient cloud environment.
By adhering to the ASD’s ‘Essential Eight Strategies,’ OSKY establishes a mature and effective security posture for cloud services. This framework not only mitigates cyber threats but also aligns with industry best practices, providing clients with a secure and reliable cloud computing experience.