Cloud security architecture gets more critical as more organizations shift and share their data in the cloud. However, enterprises need to understand the concept better to implement it effectively. In this context, here is an overview of the topic.
What is Cloud Security Architecture?
Cloud security architecture is a strategy for the cloud, created to secure an organization's data and applications. It is a vital component of enterprise security, and needs architecture to connect it with a comprehensive security strategy.
In such a system, the responsibility is mutually shared between the cloud provider and the customer. Typically, the architecture is expected to follow cloud security best practices. Each party's obligations depend on what the cloud provider offers and how the services are delivered to the customer.
Why Is It Important?
A cloud security architecture is able to reduce or remove shortcomings in security that other approaches and solutions might cause. It achieves this by defining the possible threats - the users, the cloud environment, the service provider, and then the applications. It can also solve the redundancy issue that's common in security measures. Furthermore, the architecture organizes security measures, making them even more consistent and sustainable, especially during cloud deployment and redeployment.
Components of a Cloud Security Architecture
A cloud security architecture functions through a series of components. These elements are often considered as separate entities than as part of a combined architectural structure. The elements include access control and security, network and application security, contract security, regular monitoring or service security, and data protection.
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