How do Cloud Service Providers help with Privacy and Security concerns?     

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Importance of Cloud Service Security

The security of Cloud service is crucial for its sensitivity. It encloses all the data related to your business and the customers as well.

The concept of this blog is to lay out the security concerns usually faced by companies installing Cloud PBX systems for communication.

A Voice over Internet Protocol phone system or network called cloud PBX (cloud-based Private Branch Exchange) enables users to converse and route calls over the Internet as opposed to on-premise hardware. The entire data related to a client is kept and managed in the cloud. It doesn’t need any on-site hardware as it is set up quickly and can be monitored and administered by taking control of its systems.

Security Issue:

These modernized Cloud Services became a challenge to organizations when the concerned service providers do not secure the data. Hence, it is crucial to take effective and severe measures to provide security to their clients’ data stored in the cloud.

Here, the service provider’s network is the area of security concern. It results in highly inconvenient service interruptions that could affect the customer. The security attacks’ high-profile nature certainly contributes to more broad worrying about the security of intricate cloud-based networks.

What are the parameters that cloud security considers?

The primary motive is to recover data in case of loss. The security prevents storage and data from hackers. Cloud PBX security could deter the agents’ negligence (in case) from controlling the data leaks. Also, it could detect and reduce system or network compromises. We will discuss some scenarios and solutions in brief related to Cloud Security below;

Solutions: 

Providers need to improve the network security of their Cloud Service to ensure their network is safe if they want to stop these attacks by offering their consumers dependable service. This means the service provider’s and consumer’s combined decisions and measures will probably be more influenced. That is how they minimize security attacks.

  1. Many people are becoming more and more concerned about caller ID spoofing, where employees are effectively duped into thinking they are picking up an inside call in these security attacks. However, security methods to reduce the risk of these assaults appear to have a low profile when looking up some of the cloud-PBX industry’s major competitors. It prevents international toll fraud. In such situations, hackers make long-distance calls using stolen account information.
  2. Providers should check and guarantee the quality of configurations made at the client end of the network. Because the customer base knows that it is challenging to maintain yet assure total security.
  3. It is better to encrypt with a strong password and the security is standard.
  4. SIP endpoints should be regularly scanned for vulnerabilities on networks. They are protected within a firewall and not exposed to the public internet. This also alerts customers accordingly.

What Steps do we take to ensure security?

  • We provide proactive call activity monitoring and flagging. For instance, high call volumes from a specific source call made outside of business hours or calls to high-cost regions. We track and monitor them continuously.
  • Business owners must also keep an eye out for risks like phishing, keylogging, and buffer overflow. For example, user tokens used by cloud services to authenticate individual devices without requiring logins for each update and sync are stolen.
  • Minimizing costs while juggling encryption with industry-specific security requirements must be avoided as high standard encryption levels. It follows security protocols and provides high security to the client’s data.
  • Ensure the vendor has SIP over TLS enabled in their switch fabric, utilizing packet encryption technologies. In the absence of such protocols, VPNs encrypt calls made using mobile devices.
  • Encrypt Voice channels to avoid eavesdropping as packets move via public networks.

Here are some Cyber Security tips for best security maintenance:

1. It is preferable to use strong passwords. Weak/easy passwords are prone to hacking.

2. A password manager would help you create separate passwords for every application. In turn, you can protect the password manager with a strong primary password.

3. It is better to protect all the devices you link to the cloud. Because the data in the cloud is synchronized with many of your devices. If one of them compromises, you expose your digital footprints.

4. Always back up your data to your personal computer at home or on an external hard disk as insurance.

5. Modifying permissions could prevent data leakage or system compromise sometimes. Suppose you have a home network, ask your family members to use a guest network.

6. Anti-virus applications are always important in protecting your data by creating a firewall.

7. You must avoid accessing data on public Wi-Fi. Besides, Visual Private Network will guard your gateway to the cloud.

Conclusion:

Above are a few suggestions listed and followed by our company, Vitel Global Communications, to ensure the utmost security in business communications.

Summarizing the above in a few steps, it is essential to change the default settings of your system. Else, that might turn into a front door for a hacker. Then, an open bucket cloud is very vulnerable to exposure. Switch on the security controls provided by the provider to avoid further risks.

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Published: August 24th, 2022

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