Cloud storage security is the collection of technologies, policies, and practices that keep data safe from unauthorized access and attacks. Malware, DDoS attacks, hacking, data breaches, data leaks, and disaster recovery are all primary focuses of cloud storage security. Working with your cloud vendor to ensure you understand its security and how it differs from others is essential before you commit to a vendor.
Cloud storage enables enterprises and organizations to store data in the cloud as opposed to on-site. Through this method, files live on a third-party server and provide employees access from any device and, if enabled, any location.
Cloud storage is especially useful for data backups, primary file storage, disaster recovery, and file archives. It can also aid with testing and development environments for DevOps.
As the data itself does not physically stay on-premises, companies must rely on the cloud vendor to secure it. Vendors see this reliance as a top priority. They use a collection of methods to ensure security and uptime, including:
- Secure authentication protocols
- End-to-end data encryption
- Redundancy to ensure availability
- Data storing across distributed servers
- Various cloud monitoring features