Why Security Matters

The reason is simple: Cloud security matters because data is your most valuable asset.

Protecting it isn’t optional – especially if that data is subject to compliance requirements (HIPAA, PCI, etc.). By not properly securing data from cyber threats, you’re putting not only your, but also your customers’ future at risk. Of course, developing an effective cloud security program is no simple task. As the first Totally Secure cloud company™, we’re familiar with the challenges of preventing breaches of cloud-hosted data. That’s why we can’t stress the importance of cloud security enough. Learn why security matters and how you can benefit from prioritizing it as part of your cloud strategy.

What is a data breach?

A data breach is the unauthorized release of sensitive, secure or private data.

These incidents are most damaging when the affected data is personal or proprietary in nature, such as personal health information (PHI), personally identifiable information (PII), payment card information (PCI) or intellectual property. If exposed, these sensitive and regulated data types place organizations and individuals at risk of financial and reputation loss.

Protecting your data must be a priority – regardless of your industry.

By Armoring your data, you can proactively defend against cyber threats. Our purpose-built, flexible cloud security solutions reduce the risk of a data breach.

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PREVENT DATA BREACHES

KEEPING THREAT ACTORS OUT OF YOUR CLOUD ENVIRONMENT

While it may seem obvious that enhanced monitoring and control of your cloud environment will help prevent breaches, it’s a benefit that can’t be understated. By implementing a security program that monitors and manages access to your environment, you can form a defense perimeter to actively protect against threat actors.

At Armor, our cloud security solutions incorporate multi-layered security technologies that screen for anomalous network activity – blocking it before it can impact the integrity of your environment.

Learn how our purpose-built cloud solutions help prevent data breaches.

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RECOVER FASTER FROM CYBER ATTACKS

MINIMIZING DWELL TIME

If the unthinkable happens, and you are breached, an effective security program will enable you to quickly detect and mitigate threats – minimizing potential damage. Also, with proper data backup procedures, you reduce the effectiveness of threat actor tactics that seek to damage, encrypt or remove secure data, such as ransomware.

Dwell time is a key metric for cyber threat responsiveness. It signifies the time between a threat entering your environment and when it is detected and removed. A shorter dwell time means less time that threat actors have to get your data.

Armor boasts an industry-leading dwell time of less than one day. See how we work to continually shorten our dwell time even more.

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MAINTAINING COMPLIANCE

A SECURITY-FIRST MENTALITY HELPS SIMPLIFY AUDITS

It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone with ePHI or PCI data that an effective security program – and not one that just meets HIPAA or PCI compliance requirements – helps you maintain compliance.

This result is possible because any environment built to handle all levels of cyber threats will naturally encompass the security controls and processes inherent in most compliance standards. With a security-first mindset you’re potentially simplifying future compliance audits.

Learn more about the difference between security vs. compliance.

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COMPENSATE FOR THE HUMAN ELEMENT

SECURITY IS ONLY AS EFFECTIVE AS ITS WEAKEST COMPONENT

Humans are the biggest vulnerability in any cloud environment. From absent-mindedness to the intentional release of secure data, they can expose your data to threat actors.

An effective security program reduces this risk factor by providing access control and network segmentation as well as security technologies that provide automation for network monitoring and vulnerability management.

On the other hand, the human element can also be a major asset to a security program – especially when they are skilled security experts with a wealth of expertise.

The talented experts in our security operations center (SOC) – with an average of 22 years of experience in IT and 12 years in security – push best-of-breed technologies beyond their limits to defend against threat actors.

See how they extend your team and help prevent data breaches.

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