What is Cloud Security and Why Is It Necessary?

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Written by Henry Dalziel

This video was created by TechTarget and they do a good job in our opinion of explaining what Cloud Security is.

Here’s a super-quick overview of the video:

Main Takeaways

  • Cloud Security is crucial for protecting cloud-based data, applications, and infrastructure from cyber attacks as cloud adoption increases.
  • Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) offer standard cybersecurity tools, but additional Cloud Security Services may be needed to bridge the gaps in shared responsibility models.
  • Common Cloud Security tools include CWPPS (Cloud Workload Protection Platforms), CASB (Cloud Access Security Brokers), CSPM (Cloud Security Posture Management), SASE (Secure Access Service Edge), and ZTNA (Zero Trust Network Access).
  • A well-defined Cloud Security policy is essential for safe and secure cloud operations.
  • General best practices for securing cloud data include data encryption, multi-factor authentication, firewalls, intrusion prevention, anti-malware, isolated data backups, data location control, and comprehensive logging and monitoring.
  • Implementing robust Cloud Security measures depends on factors such as data type, sensitivity, cloud architecture, and user access authorization.

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