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Cloud Security

Cloud Security encompasses the technical and administrative aspects of protecting data stored in the cloud. It includes a broad spectrum of measures like encryption, which scrambles data to make it unreadable. This way, even if it is stolen, the data cannot be used for illicit purposes. It also includes data transit protections like VPNs that secure the connection between a client’s computer and the cloud service provider. Another important aspect of Cloud Security is dynamic authorization procedures that only allow access to the data that is absolutely necessary for an employee’s role within the company (least privilege principle). The use of strong authentication methods is also crucial. These can include two-factor authentication, a combination of keys, one-time passwords or integrating objects into the authentication process.

The risk of data leaks, loss or theft is high in the cloud. The same applies to the threat of malware or ransomware attacks. Non-compliant company data policies or data privacy regulations are also common risks.

It is crucial to have a good understanding of the cloud infrastructure and security measures that are in place at your chosen cloud service providers. In addition, a modern solution such as a SIEM or CASB that automatically collects alert data from multiple clouds and detects deviations in normal user and entity activity using behavioral analytics can help to prevent attacks on your cloud applications.

In addition, implementing segmentation between different services and having local backups of your data are essential. This can mitigate risks in the event of a data center outage or other issues that could lead to a loss of data.