Cloud computing security or, more simply, cloud security refers to a broad set of policies, technologies, applications, and controls utilized to protect virtualized IP, data, applications, services, and the associated infrastructure of cloud computing. It is a sub-domain of computer security, network security, and, more broadly, information security.
Conventional cloud visibility tools have blind spots. The massive adoption of SaaS and cloud services has raised the need for increased security. Even more now, with every job becoming remote, engineering, DevOps, sales, finance, and other teams have to be able to access their code repositories, applications and data without risks. These are the main challenges:
The move to the cloud hasn’t solved the problems that existed in the pre-cloud era. Vulnerabilities, misconfigurations, and compromised assets are still very much an issue. However, the cloud brings with it better ways to handle those problems.