Data Breaches And Application Security – InfoSec


As we mentioned in our Myths post (click to read), there’s a lot of hype as well as genuine concerns about using a public cloud to power mission-critical applications, especially those with high InfoSec or compliance requirements.

Data Breaches on Our Minds

It seems everyone is paying attention to security – especially on how to prevent data breaches. From developers – who, according to a recent Veracode survey, cite preventing data breaches and cyberattacks as their #1 concern – to service providers like Verizon who recently reported that web application attacks are the #1 source of data breaches – as IT professionals, we all have such concerns on our minds.

And it’s no wonder, according to IBM and Ponemon Institute (registration required to view) typical data breaches (under 100,000 records breached) cost US-based businesses:

  • An average of $7.01 million per data breach
  • An average of $221.00 per lost or stolen record


For Atmosera, Security is our Priority

We put security in the forefront of everything we do. Our methodology – whether on public, hybrid or private cloud services – from design through deployment focuses on delivering InfoSec and Compliance solutions that are realistically implementable.

Our services span the entire computing stack, from connectivity to applications, with stringent physical and logical security controls. We employ security professionals who uphold HIPAA/HITECH + HITRUST + PCI-DSS + IRS-1075 compliance thresholds, and our technology is secured end-to-end, while being actively monitored 24×7 every day of the year.

Secure Delete Application for Azure

We also actively develop applications when there’s an opportunity for something better in the market. We recently introduced the first secure delete app for Azure storage. The application was developed in response to the growing need to deliver better assurances that data is permanently deleted from cloud deployments. It uses the US Department of Defense (DoD) 5220.22-M data sanitization method.

Since there is no way to get to the physical drive, our secure delete application targets the logical sectors of the drives and stripes all data. This is an extreme measure, but ensures your data is deleted and not recoverable.

Successfully leveraging applications in a public cloud such as Azure requires careful planning, consideration and expertise to ensure it is properly setup with InfoSec in mind.

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