It is a common trend now to see most of the organizations opting for the cloud. Growing business demands, competition and the growth of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) have helped propel this trend.
While everything looks smart in the cloud, what about security? Does that look smart, too?
Now that organizations use different kinds of cloud environments, maintaining security within them becomes crucial, especially while working with a public or hybrid cloud platform. But before we dive deep into the subject, let us take a moment to remind ourselves what cloud security is all about.
Cloud security is a set of controlled technologies and policies designed in accordance with the regulatory compliance rules to protect information, data applications and infrastructure on the cloud.
With that purpose in mind, let’s look at the right approach while building security into the cloud environment. After you’ve thoroughly thought through your migration to the cloud, the next question to address is as follows: can your cloud provider build your cloud environment around the security compliances of your company?
Ticking this checkbox will not put a full stop to your cloud security concerns. Since cloud security is a large concept, there are different aspects that will crop up even though you choose the right provider. It’s a never-ending chase!
Listed below are some of the threats that business owners face post-cloud adoption and the solutions that owners can adopt to tackle cloud security:
Data Breach: A data breach can cost a company all its years of reputation when its information goes into unsafe hands. Vast data hosted by Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) makes organizations vulnerable to data loss. While cloud providers are doing their part to address the challenge of data theft, it is also a business owner’s duty to adopt some security measures on his own.
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from The State of Security authored by Tripwire Guest Authors. Read the original post at: https://www.tripwire.com/state-of-security/security-data-protection/cloud/cloud-security-a-cloud-provider-user-partnership/