What is Cloud Security?
Cloud Security is a set of policies, controls and technologies that work together to protect cloud-based systems, data, and infrastructure. It helps organizations address regulatory compliance, privacy concerns and manage identity and access management (IAM).
Identity & Access Management: IAM provides multi-factor authentication and user access policies that allow you to control who can access your information. It also provides a way to track who has accessed which resources, and allows you to verify that users have authorized their actions.
Data loss prevention: DLP identifies, monitors and inspects data for exfiltration by attackers, preventing it from being stolen. It also helps establish trust and prevents violations of various privacy regulations.
Encryption: Cloud-native encryption protects sensitive data and ensures it cannot be extracted or viewed without decrypting it. It can help you maintain the integrity of your data and avoid compliance issues, and it’s essential to support various privacy regulations worldwide.
Micro-segmentation: Segment your cloud deployment into separate environments to isolate workloads and protect data. This practice can reduce the attack surface of critical data, and it allows for more flexible security policies that are based on the specific needs of your organization.
Know who is responsible for each part of your cloud environment: Understanding how each component works can help you avoid vulnerabilities and misconfigurations that expose your business to risk from data leaks, excessive privileged access, compliance issues, and more.
Ensure your users are trained in secure cloud practices: Your employees are the key to protecting your information from cyber attacks, so make sure they understand how to secure their systems and keep them safe. They should also be trained to identify and respond to threats, such as phishing emails or malware.