What is Cloud Security ?
Cloud security is a set of controls, regulations, technologies, and procedures that are used to protect data, applications, and infrastructure based on the cloud. In order to protect the privacy and data protection of their users and to facilitate regulatory compliance, cloud providers apply cloud-based security controls. Cloud security is a collaborative endeavor on both the provider’s and the customer’s side with obligations.
Securing cloud assets integrates the cloud provider’s and customer’s security efforts to meet basic security needs all the way up to the strict security specifications of PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FINRA, and other business and regulatory requirements. For many companies today, cloud data backup is a requirement because they store much or all of their business-critical information and applications on cloud servers. According to a recent Clutch report, file backup and disaster recovery is the second-largest usage of cloud storage by medium and large enterprises. For this reason, sixty-two percent of business respondents use the cloud, with only file storage (70 percent) being more populated.
Why use security services?
- Low upfront costs: Companies pay less for cloud-based security than on-premise security because, as opposed to constructing, equipping, and maintaining their own data center, they rent services from the data center of a cloud provider.
- Increases stability: In a cloud provider’s data center, security apps and systems can be scaled up or down easily and rapidly.
- Reduced time to market: Since it is their core competency when it comes to deploying new, state-of-the-art security tools and frameworks, cloud providers are more proactive. Cloud providers recruit seasoned security professionals who have already done the testing and study so that users do not have to waste time and can move on more rapidly.
- Lower ongoing costs: For an in-house data center, a company pays for its security services, whether or not they are used. With a cloud service, depending on its actual use, a company pays for security.