Cloud storage is big, convenient, and here to stay. Unfortunately for many companies, cybercriminals are unrelenting in their effort to steal cloud data. For example, Cognyte, a cyber analytics firm, used third-party cloud software to store customer data. A misconfiguration in their cloud data security left one of their databases unsecured. As a result, criminals leaked five billion customer records and passwords. As you can imagine, Cognyte suffered a severe loss of reputation and customer trust. The company currently facing legal action for the breach.
You don’t want a similar situation on your hands. Enter cloud data security. This comprehensive security strategy includes all your processes to protect cloud-based information. You can also install software solutions that manage access to your entire cloud infrastructure.
In this article, we’ll see cloud data protection’s benefits and tools. Then the best practices.