How to Secure the Cloud: Best Practices for Logistics Companies

Constant growth in the transportation industry means the need for centralized data management system and robust cybersecurity measures. At Versiant, we offer more than just IT management and cybersecurity -- We offer the expertise of a team that knows your industry.

As the logistics industry continues to grow in demand, so does the need for robust cyber security measures. At Versiant, we want to emphasize the importance of cybersecurity for logistics groups considering or already utilizing cloud infrastructure. This blog is a condensed guide with 5 best practices for securing your cloud environment.

Versiant is an enterprise level cloud infrastructure management provider, supporting the transportation industry to advance to highly secure and scalable cloud solutions. We are committed to providing our customers with the best resources for advanced technology solutions, and our team of experts has the knowledge and experience to help your organization overcome any challenges.

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Zero Trust Framework

The first step toward improving your cloud security is implementing a zero-trust model for all of your applications, networks and infrastructure — even those running on-premises or behind the firewall. A zero-trust framework is a security model that assumes that all users are untrusted and all network traffic is malicious. The zero-trust model focuses on preventing, detecting and responding to attacks as soon as possible instead of relying on perimeter defenses such as firewalls.

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Dealing with a Vast Amount of Data and Information

Logistics companies collect a vast amount of data and information that is essential to their daily operations. This data makes these groups a prime target for cyber attacks. Ransomware attacks still remain the largest cybersecurity threat to the logistics industry. Large cyberattacks on the Colonial Pipeline or JBS Foods made headlines last year and prompted intervention from the U.S. government in 2020, but hackers go after companies of all sizes.

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Cybersecurity Not Only Protects Data, But Mitigates Potential Loss of Capital and Profits

Cyber security is not only about protecting access to your sensitive data. It is also about mitigating the potential loss of capital and profits. A cyber attack can have devastating financial consequences and in terms of reputation. A comprehensive cyber security plan is the only thing that can truly protect your enterprise against potential threats.

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Increased Multi-Cloud Environments

The increased adoption of cloud infrastructure allows connectivity and visibility for freight to move more efficiently and reliably, but you can end up introducing vulnerabilities if you aren’t prepared. It is essential that logistics groups have comprehensive cyber security plans in place to protect against any potential threats. The Versiant team can help you develop a robust cybersecurity plan that will meet the needs of both the government and private companies.

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Choose your Technology Partners Strategically

When it comes to developing a comprehensive cyber security plan, you need a reliable ally. Port, terminal, and logistics operations are complex and require a delicate, skillful eye. At Versiant, we have the marine terminal operator experience and industry expertise to help you develop a robust cyber security plan that will meet the needs of both government and private regulation. Our support team can  leverage your existing tools and data to achieve new levels of effectiveness while protecting your infrastructure so you can focus on managing your business.


If you would like to learn more about how Versiant can help you to protect your business, please contact us today.


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