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Cloud Security

Cloud Security provides a wide range of tools for monitoring, alerting and blocking attacks on your cloud environment. These include network firewalls, access control systems, phishing prevention techniques and malware detection tools. Cloud data encryption encrypts data in motion (during transmission) and at rest (in storage) to protect it against threats and theft.

Unlike on-premises infrastructure, cloud environments have multiple tenants sharing resources, making them more vulnerable to attacks from other organizations. As a result, cloud security is increasingly critical to enterprise operations and productivity.

While cloud service providers take on some security responsibilities, enterprises have the ultimate responsibility for cloud security. This structure is known as a shared responsibility model and is documented in the service level agreement.

In order to secure the cloud, enterprises need to apply their same cybersecurity best practices in the cloud. This includes implementing policies and protecting against risks at the application layer, the network, hardware, chip, operating system and storage layers. They also need to use protection mechanisms that work in a consistent manner across the many hybrid and multicloud deployments favored by most enterprises today.

Many CSPs provide standard security tools as part of their services, but they may not offer the full coverage enterprises require. In addition, the integration of these tools with existing policy systems can be challenging. This can create blind spots, where sensitive endpoints and workloads are not properly monitored and controlled. As a result, attackers can easily exploit these gaps.