5 cloud server security tips for 2013

If you’re like most, cloud is going to be a big part of your life in 2013. So to help you start the year off right, we’ve prepared the following tips for securing your cloud servers.

Here are your 5 cloud security tips for 2013 (in no particular order):

Tip #1: Lock down the server firewall
Big surprise – a firewall management service provider telling you to lockdown the firewall, but putting aside the brand of our soap box, the firewall is the front-line defence for all security.

In fact, 73% of IT professionals agree, according to the Ponemon Research study on cloud security. But while there’s a general consensus to use the firewall, few know how to do it properly.

So here’s one little tip from the experts: Make sure you only open admin and other service ports when, for whom/what, and for as long …