Cloud Security 101: What are Cloud Security Controls?
This is the ninth blog of a series that provides the basics of information security in the cloud. In this series, we will provide definitions and best practices for many of the elements that should be considered as part of a cloud security program. In addition to a blog, each topic will also have a short video, providing some additional information on the subject. The previous blog and video discussed the topic: “What is Data Protection?” In this installment, we will be discussing the topic: “What are Cloud Security Controls?”
Once a company has decided on an information security vision, they must test the implementation of that vision against a set of criteria (often called controls) to determine if that vision has been implemented correctly and is solving for their security concerns.
When a company decides on a cloud solution, extending those controls to that cloud solution becomes an important part of what kind of solution the company adopts.
Cloud Security controls, then, are the sets of standards that an enterprise uses to evaluate the effectiveness of the security policies and procedures implemented in their cloud environment to mitigate risk and reduce security vulnerabilities.
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