Cloud Security Audit FAQs
Cloud security is the implementation of security controls required to protect confidential data stored in cloud environments and reduce the risk of data breaches.
Cloud computing has a number of advantages, including increased efficiency, scalability, and cost savings.
However, organisations migrating IT infrastructure to the cloud cannot afford to ignore the security risks that come with it.
As more critical systems and data are moved to the cloud, environments like AWS, Azure, and GCP become more appealing targets for cybercriminals.
One of the most common cloud computing security concerns is data breaches. Cybercriminals may gain access to, modify, steal, or alter confidential information stored in unsecure cloud services.
Ransomware and Denial of Service (DoS) attacks, which overload cloud services with network traffic, are two other threats to cloud computing.
Private cloud provides greater security control than public cloud because it is run from a company’s own datacenter rather than storing data alongside that of other customers.
The majority of cloud services encrypt data. Data is unreadable without a user’s specific decryption key, which is typically stored by the service provider and activated via login credentials. This adds an important layer of security, but it is not 100% secure – keys can be stolen or misused, and software flaws can expose user data.
Cloud security audits should be conducted by an external service provider to ensure there is zero bias in the testing.It also ensures that the audit is run independently from the business by technical experts who are familiar with the latest developments in exploits and both international and industry standards.