1. Enhanced protection: The cloud helps reduce security threats by nearly two-thirds. Most often, cloud services are created based on a data center and certified infrastructure – this allows the resources used by clients to be maximally protected from attacks. Building such a system on your own is expensive, and the process will take a lot of time and effort from top developers. Speaking directly about Cloud, our data centers have been certified according to Tier-3, and the cloud itself meets the requirements of 152-FZ (UZ-1).
2. Transfer of responsibilities: Using the cloud, you delegate information security tasks to the provider, administration, infrastructure creation, and software updates. This also significantly mitigates the risks of the most common threats and helps avoid problems associated with outdated software.
3. Wide selection of stacks: Many tasks to enhance application security using the cloud can be done in a few clicks: logging, recovery, DDoS protection, and more. Again, the provider is left with maintaining their functionality, setting them up, licensing, etc.
4. Scalability: Cloud infrastructure will help withstand a sudden influx of users without compromising the performance of your application and provide fault tolerance by distributing the load across multiple data centers and servers.
In addition, the use of cloud technologies also provides advantages for developers – for example, they allow faster deployment of test benches and provide development tools as a service, which can also be quickly deployed.
Logging, Tracking, And Monitoring
In addition to analyzing software for errors and vulnerabilities, which is carried out even before release, it is necessary to regularly carry out logging, tracking, and monitoring, which, in particular, allows us to identify signs of exploitation of vulnerabilities.
Logging records information about the application’s operation, including errors, exceptions, events, and other debugging information. This allows developers to identify security issues, monitor whether software complies with security policies, and conduct vulnerability analysis and investigation of unplanned system crashes.
Tracing – helps to understand how certain operations are performed within the application. The programmer can identify problems, errors, and security risks by analyzing the code flow. When starting development, it is essential to provide for the possibility of reviewing critical functions and vulnerable elements.
Monitoring: This is needed to monitor the availability and performance of the application for end users and also allows you to respond promptly to emerging security threats. Monitoring includes analyzing traffic, viewing log files, and so on.
Key On The Topic
Every year, application security threats become increasingly numerous—one hundred percent protection against everyone cannot be provided, but risks can still be minimized. Practice shows that it is best to think about this at the initial stages, not before using the application. To ensure security at the deployment stage, the most effective is the use of clouds: they allow you to scale the infrastructure quickly, provide a large selection of stacks, strengthen protection, and relieve some of the tasks from developers.