Cloud Security

Cloud security refers to the protection of information and data that is stored online (in the cloud) from threats which may include theft, unauthorized use, account hijacking and more.

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It is very important that you keep your information safe and secure if you are storing it in the cloud. Keep reading how to ensure that the data you store in the cloud is safe from threats.  

Common Threats

If you store data and information in the cloud it is vulnerable to a variety of threats if it not adequately protected.

A few of the most common threats include:

  • Theft
  • Deletion
  • Data breaches
  • Account hijacking
  • Insecure application program interfaces
  • Unauthorized changes
  •  Distributed denial of service (DDoS)
    • This occurs the service is shut down because they are overwhelmed with data. This can lock users out of their accounts- including banking, social media and email accounts.

Cloud Security Methods

It is very important to employ the right cloud security methods to keep your data safe and secure while being stored on the cloud. There are a variety of methods used to provide cloud security including tokenization, virtual private networks (VPN), penetration testing and more. Cloud security is a major concern for cloud storage providers. They will protect data by employing the right rules, regulations and requirements. It is also important that you take cloud security into your own hands as well by practicing smart usage. You should not be careless with your login credentials and should always ensure that you are accessing your cloud data on a safe and secure network.

Top Companies Offering Cloud Security

When you are looking to choose a cloud provider you need to do your research to ensure that you will get top security measures to protect your data. It is important to ensure that your data is not only protected from outside hackers and even internal employees.

A few of the top cloud providers with comprehensive cloud security features include:

  • Microsoft
    • Microsoft provides top-of-the-line security features, strategies and regulations to ensure that their customer’s data is safe and secure while in the cloud.
    • Microsoft cloud security features include:
      • Auditing
      • Logging
      • Encryption
      • Design security
      • Operational security
      • Identity and access management
      • Azure security center
      • Office 365 Security and Compliance Center
      • Office customer security
      • Network security
      • Threat management
  • AT&T
    • AT&T offers a variety of cloud security services. These services provide a high level of cloud security to provide reliable web protection and content filtering based on user controls.
    • AT&T cloud security includes:
      • Threat management
      • Network security
      • Firewall security
      • Email security
      • Logging
      • AT&T NetBond
      • Cybersecurity consulting
  • IBM
    • IBM is known for having the latest and most up-to-date cloud security services. These services help to keep customer information, data and communication safe and protected when stored in the cloud.
    • IBM cloud security includes:
      • Access management
      • Audit trails
      • Logging
      • Real-time threat intelligence
      • Policy and regulation enforcement
      • Identity controls
      • Network security

It is important to do your research and find the best cloud security solution for your business. Look for solutions that allow for scaling, offer competitive pricing and a wide range of features.

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