Industry Gets Easier with Business Apps

By CIOReview | Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Safety has always been a priority for every business in the industry and here’s how the companies can secure their hard-work!

FREMONT, CA: In the new era of digital transformation, virtualization, cloud, and containerization are taking a new shape. Meanwhile, new startups are finding their places in established industries like finance and healthcare. The new technologies are being utilized to gain a competitive advantage with faster movement in the market, elasticity, and resilience in the latest markets that did not exist before. Consequently, the established companies are turning to the new technologies to strengthen their leadership positions making the B2B technology take an interesting picture.

The business-critical applications are the engine which keeps the company functioning, whereas the adoption of cloud and SaaS indicates that benefits such as reduced development costs and improved scalability should not distract from the need to maintain security.

Financial transaction apps and their related sensitive customer data; ERP applications help in managing vital inventory for retailers, EHR applications store important ePHI for healthcare providers; if lost, the business can face a decline. There are quite a few ways the company can secure its information and data:

Figure out Critical Business Apps:

As a security organizer, it is important to be one with the business and know your line of industry leaders subsequently the company will learn to handle the critical business initiatives, by identifying the profitable business apps. The apps can be SaaS applications or even custom applications built using DevOps tools and procedures.

Cloud Usage:

The company needs to figure out the usage of cloud strategy along with the migration plan and timelines, which are on-premises applications, moving to the cloud. It can become a partner with the cross-functional stakeholders to make sure about the advantaged access security is a front-and-center consideration while migrating information to the cloud or adopt new cloud applications.

One Master:

The business after identifying the critical applications can rotate the admin credentials related to the apps and isolate them from the rest of the employees to avoid theft and facilitate it will a complete audit trail of privileged activity concerning business-critical applications. SaaS applications in addition to the cloud-native applications constructed by DevOps tools should be secured, and it should be understood that hard-coded credentials present a significant security risk to the business-apps so, it’s always better to avoid them.