Smarter Social Engineering Attacks & how to prevent it | Amvionlabs

Social engineering attacks account for a large portion of all cyber-attacks, and studies show that they are becoming more common. Over 90% of successful hacks and data breaches begin with a type of social engineering attack. Cybercriminals launch a cyberattack by taking advantage of human frailties and behaviour that lead the victim to provide sensitive information that the attacker then utilises fraudulently. Additionally, they employ strategies that involve deception and scare tactics in an effort to strip the victim of all control over his network system(s) so that he is then compelled to comply with ransom demands.

 

 

 

These are the most common types of social engineering attacks to be aware of

 

 

 

Phishing

 

 

 

Phishing emails are malicious emails that contain links or attachments that install malware on your device. We’ve all received scam emails, but some are more difficult to detect! Social engineers can spoof email addresses to appear to be from a boss or a trusted source.

 

 

 

Vhishing is an abbreviation for “voice phishing.” It’s the phone equivalent of email phishing, in which a bad actor calls instead of sending emails to steal sensitive information. These calls frequently use fear and urgency to elicit quick, impulsive call-backs.

 

 

 

Bad actors don’t just leave deceptive voicemails; they’ve also mastered texting! They’re sending targeted SMS messages to phish from your work phone or personal device. This is called as Phishing via SMS (Smishing)

 

 

 

Whaling

 

 

 

Whaling is a type of phishing that specifically targets top-level business executives and government agency heads. Whaling attacks typically spoof the email addresses of other high-ranking individuals in the company or agency and contain urgent messaging about a bogus emergency or time-sensitive opportunity. Because of the high-level network access these executives and directors have, successful whaling attacks can expose a lot of confidential, sensitive information.

 

 

 

A vishing phone call is when a con artist employs social engineering to induce you to divulge financial and personal information, including account numbers and passwords. The con artist may claim that your account has been compromised, pose as a representative of police enforcement or your bank, or they may offer to assist you in installing software. It’s probably malware, so beware.

 

 

 

Using emails to launch specialized assaults against people and companies, spear phishing is a type of cybercrime. These emails frequently include attachments with dangerous links to spyware, ransomware, or other harmful software. The email will also shamelessly demand a quick response from the receiver, such as a money transfer for a specified amount or the giving of private information like a banking password.

 

 

 

This is a more targeted version of the phishing scam whereby an attacker chooses specific individuals or enterprises. They then tailor their messages based on characteristics, job positions, and contacts belonging to their victims to make their attack less conspicuous. Spear phishing requires much more effort on behalf of the perpetrator and may take weeks and months to pull off. They’re much harder to detect and have better success rates if done skillfully.

 

 

 

Tailgating and Piggybacking

 

 

 

Tailgating is a simple social engineering attack that allows physical access to an unauthorized location. Tailgating is accomplished by closely following an authorized user into the area without being noticed. Piggybacking is very similar to tailgating. The primary distinction between the two is that in a piggybacking scenario, the authorized user is aware and allows the other person to “piggyback” on their credentials.

 

 

 

Best practices to prevent social engineering attacks:

 

 

 

Establish a security awareness campaign

 

 

 

Organizations can start a security awareness programme and train their employees to combat social engineering attacks. The programme should address both general phishing attacks and new, targeted cyber threats. Training is not a one-time event; educate your employees on a regular basis and test the efficacy of your programme.

 

 

 

A cyber security awareness education can be helpful for even the most tech-savvy employee. A good course will always cover a variety of interesting techniques and actual instances that clearly illustrate the dangers posed by social engineering attacks. Awareness training assists employees in understanding and identifying potential hazards they may experience in the digital workplace, from simulated attacks to routine password checks.

 

 

 

Implement multi-factor authentication

 

 

 

By using multi-factor authentication, you can ensure the safety of your accounts. This two-step verification process requires the presentation of two or more forms of identification proof before a user may access an application.
Multi-factor authentication strengthens the security of your sign-in processes, adding an extra layer of defence to your defences. This is especially useful when businesses use Internet-connected services, such as cloud applications.

 

 

 

Keep your antivirus/antimalware software updated

 

 

 

Make sure automatic updates are engaged, or make it a habit to download the latest signatures first thing each day. Periodically check to make sure that the updates have been applied, and scan your system for possible infections.

 

 

 

Conclusion

 

 

 

Currently, user education and technological defences are the best defences against social engineering. Amvion Managed Security Services uses a proactive approach to cyber security in order to keep cyber criminals at bay. We can assist you. We provide a variety of services that will make your organisation less vulnerable to social engineering threats, ranging from employee awareness training to vulnerability management.

 

 

 

Docker & its Popularity in 2022

Docker is a new technology that enables development teams to build, manage, and secure apps from any location. Docker containers solve the software delivery and deployment issues that many organizations have been trying to solve for years. Since Docker emerged as the de-facto container standard, it has assumed an essential role in the containerization industry.

 

 

 

A Docker technology governs how system resources, such as CPU and memory, are used for a group of processes and namespaces. A namespace wraps a set of system resources and makes them appear dedicated to that particular process, thus segregating the processes so that they can run independently.

 

 

 

An application consists of several components: a web server, a database, and an in-memory cache. Containers are used to assemble these components into a single functional unit. Docker allows you to run multiple processes and apps independently of one another, allowing you to make better use of your infrastructure while maintaining the security of separate systems.

 

 

 

As DevOps adoption grows, more companies are looking into ‘Microservices Architecture’ to improve software quality and release it faster. Container orchestration is a proven method of applying containers – especially for scheduling, load balancing, and related tasks – as part of Amvion Labs’ Managed DevOps Services.

 

 

 

Docker Containers are terrific hosts for microservices that are self-contained, easily deployed, and efficient. Amvions’ Container networking is supported by Docker. It allows operators to create container-specific networks without having to touch a single router. Developers and operators can create systems with complex network topologies by using configuration files to define the networks. This also serves as a safety benefit. Containers for an application can run in their own virtual network, with ingress and egress paths that are tightly controlled.

 

 

 

Docker Container-based software delivery can also be more efficient. These can eliminate the problems associated with configuration variance when deploying binaries or raw code.

Why are Proxy Server Important for Cyber security?

A proxy server is a system or router that acts as a connection point between users and the internet. It is a server that acts as a “intermediary” between end-users and the web pages they visit online. An IP address is used when a computer connects to the internet. This is similar to your home’s street address in that it directs incoming data and provides a return address for other devices to authenticate. A proxy server is essentially a computer on the internet with its own IP address.

 

 

 

Types of proxy server

 

 

 
•Residential Proxies  

 

 

Residential proxies provide access to geo-restricted content/websites that would otherwise be inaccessible if a location-specific IP address was not used. Residential proxies are ideal for users who need to validate the advertisements that appear on their website in order to block cookies, suspicious or unwanted advertisements from competitors or bad actors.

 

 

 
•Datacenter proxies  

 

 

Datacenter proxies are quick and provide unlimited bandwidth, high performance, and unrivalled uptime. Data centre proxies are not provided by an internet service provider (ISP), but rather by another corporation via a data centre. The proxy server is located in a physical data centre, and user requests are routed through it.

 

 

 
• Transparent Proxies  

 

 

These proxies do not conceal your true IP address and offer no additional security or privacy. Transparent proxies are commonly used for content filtering, for example, in schools or offices. Transparent proxies are ideal for businesses that want to use a proxy without making employees aware of it. It has the advantage of providing a consistent user experience. Transparent proxies, on the other hand, are more vulnerable to certain security threats, such as SYN-flood denial-of-service attacks.

 

 

 
• Anonymous Proxies  

 

 

An anonymous proxy is designed to make internet activity untraceable. It works by accessing the internet on the user’s behalf while concealing their identity and computer information. Instead of your real IP address, the proxy will provide a bogus one. Sites will still be able to determine whether you are using a proxy server; however, they will be unable to determine your true IP address.

 

 

 
• High Anonymity Proxies  

 

 

A high anonymity proxy is an anonymous proxy that goes beyond anonymity. It works by erasing your data before the proxy attempts to connect to the target site. All of the anonymity of an anonymous proxy, with the added privacy or concealment of the fact that you are using a proxy. The server is best suited for users who require complete anonymity, such as employees who do not want their activity to be traced back to the organization. On the other hand, some of them, particularly the free ones, are decoys set up to trick users into revealing personal information or data.

 

 

 
• Reverse Proxy  

 

 

In contrast to a forward proxy, which sits in front of clients, a reverse proxy sits in front of web servers and forwards browser requests to the web servers. It works by intercepting user requests at the web server’s network edge. It then sends requests to the origin server and receives responses from it. Reverse proxies are an excellent choice for popular websites that must balance the load of numerous incoming requests. They can assist an organization in reducing bandwidth load by acting as another web server that manages incoming requests.

 

 

 

Benefits of Proxy Servers in Cybersecurity

 

 

 
• Safeguarding Against Email Phishing  

 

 

Email phishing is a type of cybercrime in which emails are used to obtain information or to spread ransomware attacks. Organizations can use proxy servers to prevent this. Email protection proxies allow for seamless scraping, which checks emails for harmful content or links. This keeps malicious emails out of your inbox.
Datacenter one is the best proxy for this because it is fast and has a higher performance. Along with proxy, businesses should implement ransomware protection measures to keep these attacks at bay.

 

 

 

• Brand/Identity Theft Protection  

 

 

Identity theft is a serious crime that causes significant financial loss. Criminals who counterfeit original products with original brand names are one way for this crime to spread. Through online retailers, the counterfeiters market their goods as genuine.
The good news is that proxies can be used to identify fake goods. Even proxies offer access to data with geographic restrictions. Proxy service providers typically have a large pool of IP addresses for each proxy type. These pools include IP addresses from various geographical locations.

 

 

 

As a result, companies use proxy servers to access content intended for residents of specific countries. This, combined with the exceptional performance of datacenter proxies, assists brands in protecting themselves from identity theft.

 

 

 
• DDoS Safety  

 

 

A DDoS attack is a malicious attempt to disrupt the operations of a website. An attacker typically sends a large number of requests – more than the server can handle – thus overwhelming it.
Firms should use a content delivery network (CDN), which is a type of proxy distributed across the network, to prevent this attack. The CDN would contain the same content as the website and would assist clients in accessing the content that is closest to them.
DDoS assaults can be mitigated by also using reverse proxies. This protects the server from attacks by storing frequently requested web pages in a cache for quick retrieval when needed. It is generated by configuring the server appropriately.

 

 

 
• Data breaches and Ransomware attacks prevention  

 

 

Data breaches are unavoidable and can be extremely expensive. Most firms today are doing everything they can to reduce the risks of a data breach. Proxy servers assist you in accomplishing this by adding an extra layer of security between your servers and outside traffic. Companies, on the other hand, can use web scraping to discover and shut down phishing sites using fast and powerful datacenter proxies.

 

 

 
• Malware Protection  

 

 

Companies can employ transparent proxies to block malware-infected websites. Users can connect to other secure websites using this form of proxy. Transparent proxies are so named because users may be unaware of their presence in a network.

 

 

 
Conclusion  

 

 

Using proxies increases the safety of any user or firm. You can protect yourself by using several sorts of Proxies. Amvion Managed Security Services practicing a proactive approach to Cyber Security Threats. We offer comprehensive cyber-security solutions based on a data-centric strategy to defend your data and network against security threats. We assist you with classifying sensitive data based on compliance, governing access to it, and monitoring user behavior.

 

 

 

Top 5 Cyber Attack Threats in 2022

Business is more efficient and connected nowadays, thanks to the internet. The Internet also poses numerous threats, such as cyber-attacks and cyber hacking. Unprecedented events, such as the COVID-19 pandemic, have resulted in an increase in the number and severity of cybercrimes in just a few years. These cyberattacks target everyone. Apart from the risk to your brand, cyber-attacks are expensive to your productivity and a huge drain on your bottom line. Fortunately, Amvion Labs’ Managed Security Services can help protect your company from cyber threats. Here are some

 

 

 

 

 

1. Phishing Attacks

Phishing attacks have grown much more sophisticated in recent years, with attackers becoming more convincing in pretending to be legitimate business contacts. There has also been a rise in Business Email Compromise, which involves bad actors using phishing campaigns to steal business email account passwords from high-level executives, and then using these accounts to fraudulently request payments from employees.

 

 

 

 

2. Malware Attacks

These attacks are particularly damaging for small businesses because they can cripple devices, which require expensive repairs or replacements to fix. They can also give attackers a back door to access data, which can put customers and employees at risk. Small businesses are more likely to employ people who use their own devices for work, as it helps to save time and cost. This, however, increases their likelihood of suffering from a malware attack, as personal devices are much more likely to be at risk from malicious downloads.

 

 

 

3. Ransomware:

Ransomware is one of the most common cyber-attacks, hitting thousands of businesses every year. These attacks have only become more common,, as they are one of the most lucrative forms of attacks. Ransomware involves encrypting company data so that it cannot be used or accessed, and then forcing the company to pay a ransom to unlock the data.

 

 

 

 

4. Insider Threats

The final major threat facing small businesses is the insider threat. An insider threat is a risk to an organization that is caused by the actions of employees, former employees, business contractors or associates. These actors can access critical data about your company, and they can case harmful effects through greed or malice, or simply through ignorance and carelessness. To block insider threats, small businesses need to ensure that they have a strong culture of security awareness within their organization. This will help to stop insider threats caused by ignorance, and help employees to spot early on when an attacker has compromised, or is attempting to compromise company data.

Fostering a business-wide cyber security culture with Amvion Labs

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Within the last year, digital transformation has skyrocketed, forcing even traditional businesses to adopt online tools almost overnight. Almost all major corporations around the world chose to work remotely, and many are still using a remote-working or hybrid model today. While digitalization has been a lifesaver for many, it may also increase online risks since security precautions may not have been put in place at the same time. The necessity to have a strong cyber security culture at your workplace has always been critical, but it has gotten even more so since the onset of the healthcare pandemic.

Businesses of all sizes must take precautions to protect themselves as cyber attacks become more common. Don’t underestimate the impact a breach can have on your business and customers, as it can result in severe financial and reputational damage. Cyber attacks, as well as large scale ransomware attacks, usually begin with a simple human error. In other words, since COVID-19 is described as an unstable, fearful, and uncertain environment, cyber security events are more likely to occur.

Amvion Managed Security Services protects your online presence with continuous monitoring, identifies virus attacks as they occur, and recommends immediate fixes.

Here are 2 major security trends ready to disrupt your online presence-

Data Breach

 

Because business data has such high value on the black market, it is still a prime target for hackers. A data breach in your organization will cost your company a lot of money in terms of lost customer loyalty, revenue loss, and a bad brand reputation.

Spyware, ransomware, viruses, and worms are examples of malicious software. When a user clicks on a malicious link or attachment, malware is activated, and dangerous software is installed. This type of malicious software is used by hackers to gain access to personal information, such as names, addresses and credit card numbers. The Advanced persistent threat protection from Amvion Labs, provides APMS (Anti- Phishing, Malware, Spamming Module) that features

    • Phishing complaints reporting system

 

 

    • Anti-Viruses check for web portal infections by crawling through all known paths

 

 

    • AP 24 – Uses phishing feeds on24/7 basis to detect logo spoofing; image processing engine incorporates machine learning; Use of feeds from certificate transparency logs (CTL) for comparison and monitoring of logo misuse.

 

 

    • DNS Hijack Detection via cross checking with 450 odd DNS servers from across the world

 

 

    • Sandbox application to browse customer’s site/sand check if iframe, malware, java drive by can be downloaded to infect the machines of end users of a website or an e-commerce portal

 

 

    • Automated daily scan and report generation

 

 

Dripping Cloud

 

As businesses undergo digital transformation, cloud technology has become widely accepted and adapted to enhance business growth. Cyber-criminals are aware of the growing popularity of cloud technology, and cloud-based threats are evolving on a daily basis.

 

Amvion Labs has a pro-active approach towards cloud –based threats. With Amvion Managed Cloud Security and compliance services we enable security and compliance at infra, network, operating system, application and data level without need to modify the current or planned deployment models and frameworks. We continuously monitor the cloud infrastructure for drift in security and compliance controls and also alert and/or remediate as required.

 

Our 4-phase Approach

 

    • Define

 

    • Set-up

 

    • Apply

 

    • Continuous Monitoring

 

 

Our cyber security services help organizations strengthen good cyber practices and reinforce their cyber security culture.

Something too good to be true is probably a scam (Cyber Crime).

In terms of cybercrime, phishing remains one of the most effective methods. Essentially, phishing is when a bad actor poses as a trustworthy individual so that they can trick their victims into providing sensitive information such as usernames, passwords, and financial information. While phishing attacks doubled in 2020, they continued to grow throughout 2021, with remote work posing a challenge for businesses to ensure their users stay safe. Currently, hackers are using increasingly sophisticated methods to trick employees into downloading malicious attachments or compromising sensitive data. These attacks are one of the most common and dangerous types of online crimes today, as they are able to target hundreds or thousands of people at once.

 

 

For example, Email Account Upgrade Scam. This scam can appear to be coming from a trusted email provider such as Microsoft or Google, or even your company’s IT department, threatening your account’s expiration unless action is taken immediately. From this email, it doesn’t appear to contain anything harmful. It doesn’t contain any obvious grammatical errors or elaborate requests, and the link itself would appear to direct the visitor to a safe “https” web page.

 

 

Such Non-intrusive monitoring and protection from Reputation, Financial & IP loss, is provided by Amvion Labs.

 

 

• Exhaustive scan of global phishing and spamming databases to cross-check potential compromises of customer’s domain/s

 

 

• Inspect if I-frames, malware, or Java Drive-bys could be downloaded to infect the machines of end users of websites or e-commerce portals through sandbox application

 

 

• Automated daily scan and report generation &Phishing complaints reporting system

 

 

• Anti-Viruses check for web portal infections by crawling through all known paths

 

 

• DNS Hijack Detection via cross checking with 450 odd DNS servers from across the world

 

 

• Monitoring of logo misuse by using 24×7 phishing feeds; image processing engine that incorporates machine learning; exploitation of certificate transparency logs (CTL) for comparison and monitoring.

 

 

Amvion Labs’ trains customers’ on how to spot phishing attacks as well as how to report phishing attacks as soon as they believe they have been targeted.

 

 

Amvion Labs’ continually prepares for Disaster & enables the Recovery Faster.

Achieving Application Stability with DevOps

When App development was first emerging, IT administrators and database administrators were entrusted with setting up the architecture and assets needed for day-to-day operations. These groups were frequently at odds with one another and often worked toward opposing goals, posing difficulties in efficient and effective App development. As the Agile software development methodology gained traction in the late 2000s, there was a push to end this separation. Combining development (Dev) and operations (Ops), DevOps is a culture of fostering continuous value delivery to customers through the orchestration of people, processes, and technology.

 

 

DevOps has an impact on the application lifecycle during the Plan, Develop, Deliver, and Operate phases. Each phase is dependent on the others, and each role plays a part in every phase to an impacting extent. Amvion Labs’ Managed DevOps Services’, ensures efficient and effective management of their customers’ code releases and infrastructure.

 

 

A holistic & controlled management enables the development team to deliver high-quality software solutions more quickly through integration and continuous delivery. DevOps Managed Services would manage, monitor, and maintain application infrastructure to ensure optimal performance for new developments and releases.

 

 

DevOps practices are essential to scalable growth and to ensuring a stable application environment. We, in Amvion, strongly advise you to implement DevOps in your organization if you aren’t already. You’ll quickly see the advantages of faster deployments, higher product quality, continuous software delivery, and a more stable work environment.

What is Legacy App Modernization? Why should you Modernize Legacy Applications?

Do you know legacy app modernization can reduce the costs by 13% and increase overall revenue by 14%?

Legacy application is a software program that is considered either obsolete or outdated – as it is based on a technology that is older than the current technology.

Over time, the old or legacy systems start exhibiting logs, errors and critical issues that impact the business operations and ROI.

Most of the legacy applications are slow and has to be replaced with a modern version due to critical business operations.

To meet the present requirements and improve ROI, organizations can rebuild the existing applications instead of buying or building a completely new application.

What is Legacy App Modernization?

legacy app modernization

Legacy app modernization is the process of rebuilding old and outdated applications to effectively work in modern work environments.

Organizations need to get rid of the outdated systems and transform their business digitally to gain a competitive advantage.

Application modernization is an inevitable part of cloud-first digital transformation. It involves creating a project that produces business value from existing legacy software.

Enterprises can reduce the payback periods to 6 months by modernizing and deploying with AWS. Before your organization begins its modernization journey, you should evaluate if it is a viable solution for your business.

It involves reworking the code to different levels and make the application work with APIs. An effective method to modernize the legacy applications is to rebuild to have a cloud-native architecture, which requires a heavy investment of skills and time.

We at Amvion Labs help you make your organization safer and faster with legacy app modernization. Our Legacy Modernization Specialists help reduce unnecessary operating costs – reducing capital spending. We make the legacy systems more agile through the use of specialized skills and industrialized assets.

Our strategy, time tested methodology and experience with advanced DevOps and micro-services help you speed up the application portfolio – while reducing support costs.

Regardless of the size and shape of your business, you must give your legacy systems a quick update.


Benefits of Legacy App Modernization

Well, modernizing legacy applications is an important factor in digital transformation. Although the exact benefits differ from organization to organization, the general benefits are the same across all the cases. Some of the key benefits of app modernization are –

1. Reduce costs

Modernizing the apps means moving the data from on-premises to the cloud. The more data you have, the more you have to pay for the on-premises Data Centre every year. Companies may have to buy new storage systems as the data increases.

Additionally, maintaining legacy apps needs a lot of resources. Modernizing the legacy applications will reduce the expenditure in the long run – as this approach allows the developers to reuse the resources they are accustomed to working with legacy programming languages.

2. Improve business agility

Companies with modernized applications have more chances of getting more business – as they allow companies to serve their vendors and customers efficiently. Usually, companies that use legacy systems find it difficult to develop new products or features. With modern apps, it is easier to plan for the future and update with new features as and when required.

On the development side, modernizing the legacy apps provides better code, highly flexible apps and a well-managed database.

3. Better security

AWS and Azure feature many built-in features and offers granular control for privacy and compliance. Choosing to move to certain services into AWS is a convenient way to get free extended security updates, rather than paying for migrated virtual machines.

When it comes to modernizing the legacy applications, the Return on Investment will greatly surpass the initial investment.

4. Improve customer experience

Using legacy applications seems harmless in terms of providing customer service. However, using outdated systems can harm customer experience, as most of the customer prefers doing business with a company that follows current technology trends.

Application modernization helps improve the front-end user interface, add new features or services and do a lot more that enhances the customer experience.

It’s time to start!

Modernizing the legacy applications can present new revenue streams to companies. Organizations will have the opportunity to create new processes or services that add value to the customers. Implementing new processes or services leads to greater customer satisfaction – eventually increasing the ROI.

Application modernization is a cost-effective solution that improves flexibility and reduces IT costs. Fortunately, businesses can modernize their legacy systems without having to spend a fortune on legacy systems.

Amvion’s Application Modernization team can help define the scope of your legacy modernization project and implement a road map based on your requirements and priorities.

For more information on the benefits of legacy app modernization, get in touch with us.

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How to Safeguard your Enterprise Data in AWS?

Well, data is considered a digital gold – as it help organizations in making better decisions. Whether it is the financial information or details of the customers, it is important to keep the data safe.

Many organizations are moving to the cloud to protect their data, and there is a large amount of critical data that needs to be protected.

Before we know more about protecting enterprise data in AWS, let’s know about the data security challenges in AWS.

Data Security Challenges in Cloud Computing

Cloud computing is all about storing the data in data centres that are common to several users. The most common challenge faced by organizations in cloud computing is data loss. Whether it is deleting the files by accident or gaining unauthorized access – organizations are used constant pressure to protect their data.

Data breach is another key challenge in cloud computing. Often, the cloud platforms are prone to breaches – as the third-party entities can easily access them. Hackers might easily break into the cloud and steal/misuse the data.

Besides this, employees may disclose sensitive information to third-party due to lack of data security awareness, phishing, vishing or similar activities.

Amazon Web Services (AWS) ensures utmost security and privacy of your data. The network infrastructure provided by AWS data centres ensure all the devices you work on, valuable information and identities are protected from internal and external threats.

Tips to Safeguard Enterprise Data in AWS

With more and more data being stored in cloud, enterprises need to implement robust security policies and practices to deal with data stored in AWS cloud. Here are some tips to safeguard enterprise data in AWS –

1. Although AWS is responsible for protecting the infrastructure on AWS cloud, enterprises must take the responsibility of security configuration and manage the services they choose to use.

2. Organizations must take precautions against unauthorized access of data using multi-factor authentication. Also, one should enable virtual 2FA for an IAM user in the AWS account.

3. Organize periodic training to the employees – as hackers often target employees to gain access to the network. Make sure that your employees are aware of the security protocols to enhance security of your systems on AWS cloud.

4. Use end-to-end data protection to protect your data against unauthorized access. Install SSL certificate on AWS that allows encrypted interaction between the server and browser. Using https protocol will not only help protect sensitive information but affirms your identity.

5. Protect your enterprise data in AWS by using AWS security tools – GuardDuty, AWS Shield, CloudWatch, Macie, AWS Inspector etc.

6. Use trusted advisor to safeguard your enterprise data in AWS. From watching the cloud environment to scanning the internal networks – they keep an eye on all areas of cloud services.

Hope this information will help you learn ways to manage your AWS services. As more and more businesses move their data into cloud, they need to take more precautions to manage the data safely.

Protect your enterprise data by implementing AWS with Amvion labs. Our team of experts help you adopt data security measures and guide you in maintaining data stealth.

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What is a zero trust architecture and how to deploy?

As enterprises become more and more complex, the ‘Zero Trust’ security model has become quite popular. The ‘Zero Trust Framework‘ fortifies the enterprises by enforcing strict user and device authentication. This strategic initiative helps organizations to prevent data breaches and cyberattacks by eliminating the concept of trust from the network architecture.

What is zero trust architecture?

The Zero Trust Architecture is based on the principle of “Never Trust and Always Verify”, which means only verified or authorized users can access the resources. Additionally, zero trust architecture requires verification of every person or device attempting to connect to the organization’s systems before granting access.

Enterprises must adopt an architecture that supports the concept of establishing trust across internal and external communications to completely achieve Zero Trust Security.

How to deploy zero trust architecture?

Well, zero trust architecture can be built on the existing architecture and does not require enterprises to replace the existing architecture. Here is a simple 5-step methodology to implement zero trust architecture.

Step 1 – Identify the surface to be protected

To implement Zero Trust, enterprises must consider all the computing services and data sources that share data with the SaaS, aggregators and different end-points.

Step 2 – Secure the communications

The assets located on the enterprise owned network architecture must meet the security requirements.

Step 3 – Implement session-based access

Before authorizing access to an enterprise resource, the trust must be applicable only for a particular duration. The authorization of access to any particular resource should not be extended to a different resource.

Step 4 – Create a Zero Trust Policy

Set access rules based on the attributes of the organization. The attributes can be location, time of the request, software version etc. Based on the sensitivity of the resource, behavioural attributes can also be defined.

Step 5 – Monitor and maintain

Enterprises must collect as much information about the current state of the network and use the data to improve the security posture continually.

Conclusion

In a nutshell, Zero Trust Framework gives you visibility and context of all the traffic. Additionally, it helps you identify the business processes, data and users that can be updated automatically based on the risks.

Many companies are moving towards the cloud, and this is where one should start their ‘Zero Trust’ journey. Companies can start implementing zero trust architecture with small steps like – classifying the organization’s resources, implementing the verification mechanisms, granting users only the required privilege etc.

Amvion Labs helps you protect your IT infrastructure by implementing a Zero Trust framework. With the Zero Trust Model, you can employ a data-centric approach to address security risks.

Get in touch with us to learn how you can turn the Zero Trust security into reality for your organization.