Cloud Computing Security

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Cloud computing security is an evolving sub-domain of the computer or network security. It refers to the set of control-based technologies and policies that are specially designed to adhere to regulatory compliance rules for the protection of information, data applications and infrastructure related to cloud computing use.

Due to the cloud's basic feature of shared resources, identity management, privacy and access control are the main issues of concern. As several organizations are adapting to cloud computing and are associated with cloud providers for data operations, appropriate security measures in potential and vulnerable areas have become a priority for IT firms. However, your data stays well protected and safe as your cloud provider stays on higher scale of reliability. With proper planning and due diligence at the time of selecting a cloud hosting service provider, such risks can be mitigated.

When it comes to security, cloud computing has several of the advantages as well, which are as follows:

- Fault tolerance and reliability

- Great resiliency

- Low cost data recovery

- On-demand security controls


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