Cloud Security vs CASB — Which One Is More Effective?

Traditional Cloud Security

Most cloud providers claim to provide high-level cloud data security, but most corporations still face issues with the safety of their critical data over the cloud. Also, many times, it is the lack of security awareness and best practices needed on the users that prevent such incidences of data loss, privacy intrusions, and security breaches.

  • The traditional cloud security modules, including firewalls, anti-malware/anti-spyware, etc., are useful to a certain extent. Still, any employee accidentally gives his/her access credentials to any hacker, who might be disguised as some helpdesk support personnel say over the phone can make it all go for a toss. It is why such security models are not adequate in meeting the cloud security requirements of most corporate entities working their ways out in cloud-run environments.
  • Most business houses focus on their current employees only; they see the strength of their passwords, the frequency of changing those existing passwords, etc. But, sometimes, passwords used by ex-employees, especially those who were terminated, can be a very costly affair. Any such unhappy ex-employee whose passwords to multiple online accounts are not changed can result in severe damages to the company’s online data.
  • While choosing a cloud service provider, people usually focus on their features, like their clients, pricing details, etc. What they miss is to check the location of data centers, which is an important aspect.

Cloud Security Using CASB Solutions

To break a common misconception, it is needed to understand that cloud security is not just the sole responsibility of cloud service providers. Still, it is equally a responsibility of businesses. Hence, as a cloud user, you must always try to eliminate all of the existing errors, triggering any security issues, and avoiding the little mistakes, which can compromise enterprise security.

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