Cloud security encompasses the technologies, controls, processes, and policies which combine to protect your cloud-based systems, data, and infrastructure.
Cloud security is generally considered a sub-domain of computer security and more broadly, information security.
Cloud security is a shared responsibility between an organization and their cloud service provider.
Experts in this field strongly advise companies to implement a cloud security strategy to protect data, adhere to regulatory compliance, and protect your customers’ privacy.
The benefits are substantial, protecting organizations from the reputational, financial, and legal ramifications of data breaches and data loss.
Cybersecurity professionals contend that encryption is one of the best ways to secure cloud computing systems. There are several different ways of using encryption, and they may be offered by a cloud provider or by a separate cloud security solutions provider.
Proper configuration is another important practice when it comes to cloud security. It’s no secret that cloud data breaches come from basic vulnerabilities such as misconfiguration errors. By preventing them, you are vastly decreasing your cloud security risk.
Experts in this area recommend organizations follow these principles:
- Never leave the default settings unchanged. Using the default settings gives a hacker front-door access. Avoid doing this to complicate a hacker’s path into your system.
- Never leave a cloud storage bucket open.An open bucket could allow hackers to see the content just by opening the storage bucket’s URL.
- If the cloud vendor gives you security controls that you can switch on, use them
Want to learn more? Tonex offers Cloud Security Best Practices and Compliance Training, a 2-day course where participants learn the fundamentals of cloud security, including threats and vulnerabilities.
Participants also learn best practices for securing cloud environments, including data protection and access control as well as gain insights into compliance requirements, such as GDPR, HIPAA, and industry-specific regulations.
This course is suitable for:
- IT professionals responsible for cloud infrastructure and security.
- Compliance officers and managers seeking to align cloud practices with industry regulations.
- System administrators and network engineers interested in cloud security.
- Security analysts and professionals aiming to enhance their cloud security knowledge.
- Business executives and managers looking to make informed decisions regarding cloud security.
- Anyone aspiring to build a career in cloud security and compliance.
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