What is Cloud Security?
Cloud security is a set of controls, policies, technologies and procedures used to protect cloud-based data, applications and infrastructure. Cloud providers apply cloud-based security measures to protect their customers’ privacy and data security, and to support regulatory compliance. Cloud security is a joint effort with responsibilities on both the provider's side and the customer's side.
How Does Cloud Security Work?
Securing assets in the cloud combines the security efforts of the cloud provider and those of the customer to meet basic security needs all the way up to the stringent security demands of PCI-DSS, HIPAA, FINRA and other industry and legal requirements. Cloud server backup is a necessity for many organizations today because they store most or all of their business-critical data and applications on cloud servers. File backup and disaster recovery is the second leading use of cloud computing among medium and large enterprises, according to a recent Clutch survey. Sixty-two percent of the enterprise respondents use the cloud for this purpose, with only file storage (70 percent) being more popular.