Cloud security refers to a broad set of control-based technologies and policies deployed to protect information, data, applications and infrastructure associated with cloud computing. As with on-premises applications and data, those stored in the cloud must be just as vigilantly protected.
Organizations that simply rely on their cloud service providers to supply security and protections across their cloud environments and applications are at risk of:
Organizations of all shapes and sizes share a common set of challenges that slow down their ability to move to the cloud.
The Shared Responsibility Model of cloud security clearly outlines the respective responsibilities of cloud service providers and their customers. Providers of cloud services are responsible for protecting the infrastructure that runs all the services offered in the cloud. Meanwhile, the customer’s obligations in the Shared Responsibility Model include monitoring for risky configurations, anomalous user activities, suspicious network traffic, and host vulnerabilities.