Cloud security includes people, processes, policies, and technology that protect data and applications that operate in the cloud. Cloud security takes into account how an enterprise processes and stores data and implements a data-governance program for comprehensive protection. Professional cloud security assessments and penetration testing are an integral part of ensuring cloud-service providers and cloud consumers meet compliance requirements and how an organization protects its valuable data.
The cloud is instrumental for many businesses and an estimated 70% of all organizations use the cloud for at least one application and its related data. As cybercrime continues to present challenges for every organization, businesses cannot risk storing critical data in an unsecured environment. The result has been a heavy investment in cloud security protocols to make sure enterprise data is protected from bad actors and data breaches.
– Lowell McAdam, CEO of Verizon
The corporate network that once sat behind a security perimeter has in many cases migrated to the cloud, and the only way to provide comprehensive protection for users, is by moving security controls to the cloud. In the cloud you no longer control every aspect of your environment. All cloud providers have a shared responsibility model and it’s key to understand where your responsibilities begin and end in the cloud. TBG Security is well versed in the shared responsibility models and has years of experience securing cloud environments for our clients.
Cloud storage providers and enterprises share responsibility for cloud storage security. Cloud storage providers typically implement baseline protections for their platforms and the data they process. From there, it’s up to you to supplement these protections with added security measures to bolster cloud data protection and tighten access to sensitive information in the cloud. Cloud services — like AWS and Azure— are responsible for safeguarding your data in the cloud environments, but not all cloud providers have the same responsibility model. You need a full suite of security controls to protect your organization from risky applications and data exfiltration.