When the cloud arrived, the landscape of IT security began to change profoundly. When companies started using cloud services the security of the data is also outsourced. Unfortunately, the organisations were unable to outsource their legal obligations regarding their data.
So the security of their data suddenly became their biggest concern. Local server security is still important but now a new concern appears: knowing where the data is and if it is safe or not.
This is why they have put so much emphasis on cloud migration. Organisations want to regain control over their data. But while this is important, cloud data security is a concern for businesses. Let’s see why.
Vulnerability To External Threats
The cloud has increased the number of points from which a malicious attacker can attempt to access data. Furthermore, cloud is not only the target for hackers, but hackers use cloud data to launch cyber attacks against organisations in their local facilities.
Since lowering the possible points of attack is not a viable option when it comes to the cloud, the company must protect its data at all points of vulnerability, and this is a big job. Protecting cloud data is the responsibility of IT security professionals.
Cloud Can Amplify The Insider Threats
Employees are now much more likely to cause harm by sharing sensitive information, whether maliciously or inadvertently. To handle these types of threats, different data protection strategies must be combined.
Avoid sharing access to sensitive data. Both sensitive data and non-sensitive data should not be in the same database, so protection must be at the data level.
Need For Data Protection
For organisations cloud threat detection and monitoring is very important and must be able to intervene and actively manage threats. The protection of application data and user data is very important in a cloud security strategy.
Data protection includes encryption, data loss prevention, malware scanning, use of tokens, and security policy controls in tune with the context in which the data is located.
A comprehensive cloud security strategy must include application protection and user protection with data protection as the cornerstone.