Various types of cloud security tools and technologies exist within the cloud to ensure straightforward and reliable data protection.
1. 2-Factor Authentication
With 2-Factor Authentication (2FA) cloud users can validate all logins and passwords from any geographic location using their personal devices. This extra level of protection ensures that only those approved by the organization can access cloud data. As the workforce continues to migrate to remote or hybrid models, 2FA allows for enhanced security without requiring employees to access material from specific locations or devices.
Encryption is an incredibly advantageous piece of cloud security. The encryption process transforms data into unreadable formats before transferring and storing it in the cloud. Without an encryption key, content on the cloud becomes indecipherable to attackers and, therefore, ineffective.
3. Data Loss Prevention
Data loss prevention (DLP) ensures your organization’s data stays safe, at rest and in transit, from both internal and external threats. DLP also protects data from accidental exposure. DLP solutions provide visibility and control in SaaS and IaaS applications.
4. Privileged Access Management
The rise in contractors and remote workers means organizations don’t need to share a single workspace or account. Thus, privileged access has begun to expand its parameters. Along with 2FA, privileged access management can help validate and verify users and their activity.
5. Cloud Security Monitoring & Vulnerability Management
Cloud security monitoring solutions allow you to supervise both on-premises and virtual servers to increase visibility across the infrastructure. These services provide continuous data monitoring, integrating seamlessly with your organization’s existing services to identify threats and vulnerabilities.