Securing Your Digital World

Top 10 NSA Recommended Strategies for Best Cloud Security


Table of Contents

Delve into the essential cloud security measures, from shared responsibility to effective threat hunting, to protect your digital assets.

Helping You Navigate Your Digital Terrain Safely.

In response to the evolving threat landscape targeting cloud environments, the National Security Agency (NSA) has delineated ten crucial cloud security mitigation strategies.

These strategies aim to fortify cloud environments against malicious cyber actors (MCAs). They are all critical for organizations leveraging cloud technologies:

NSA’s Cloud Security Essentials

1. Understanding the Cloud Shared Responsibility Model

Recognize the security obligations shared between providers and clients.

2. Strengthening Cloud Identity and Access Management

Implement strong identity and access controls.

3. Key Management Practices for Cloud Security

Ensure encryption keys are managed securely.

4. Implementing Network Segmentation and Encryption

Utilize Zero Trust architecture and encrypt data end-to-end.

5. Data Security Measures in Cloud Environments

Protect cloud-stored data with robust security measures.

6. Safeguarding CI/CD Environments

Safeguard Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery pipelines.

7. The Role of Infrastructure as Code in Cloud Security

Automate and secure deployment processes.

8. Addressing Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Complexities

Manage security across diverse cloud environments.

9. Mitigating Risks with Managed Service Providers

Ensure MSPs adhere to high security standards.

10. Effective Cloud Log Management for Threat Hunting

Aggregate and analyze logs for proactive threat detection.

How Stygian Can Enhance Your Cloud Security Posture:

  • Expert Guidance on Shared Responsibility: Stygian educates clients on their security responsibilities within the cloud shared responsibility model, ensuring they understand their role in safeguarding their cloud environments.
  • Advanced IAM Solutions: We offer advanced identity and access management solutions, incorporating phishing-resistant multi-factor authentication and secure access controls.
  • Robust Key Management: Stygian aids in the implementation of secure key management practices, protecting encryption keys vital to data security.
  • Zero Trust and Encryption: Our solutions enable the adoption of Zero Trust principles and provide tools for comprehensive data encryption in transit and at rest.
  • Data Protection Strategies: We assist in selecting and implementing effective data protection measures, including encryption, to safeguard sensitive information stored in the cloud.
  • CI/CD Security: Stygian offers security best practices and tools to protect Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery environments from unauthorized access and tampering.
  • Secure Automation with IaC: Our services include securing automated deployment processes through Infrastructure as Code, minimizing human error and ensuring consistent policy enforcement.
  • Hybrid and Multi-Cloud Security: We help navigate the complexities of hybrid and multi-cloud environments, ensuring consistent security postures across all cloud platforms.
  • MSP Security Assessment: Stygian evaluates and advises on the security practices of Managed Service Providers, integrating their services securely into clients’ cloud strategies.
  • Proactive Log Management: Our solutions include effective log management and threat hunting capabilities, enabling organizations to detect and respond to threats swiftly.

Stygian Cyber Security’s comprehensive suite of services and solutions directly addresses the NSA’s recommended cloud security mitigation strategies, empowering organizations to enhance their cloud security posture and protect against evolving cyber threats.

Found this helpful? Share it with your network!

Before You Leave! Get a Detailed Cybersecurity Report Today!

Understand all your assets and the cyber vulnerabilities that may threaten your organisation across 100+ assertions  across Domain, Email, Application, and Network Risks.