As more organizations move applications and data to the cloud, there’s a growing demand for certified secure cloud software. Cloud security settings must be up-to-date for any organization that manages sensitive information, or creates automated Continuous Integration and Deployment (CI/CD) or meets the strictest regulations.

When choosing a service provider for cloud-based services, choose one that provides security and encryption that is scalable and reliable along with multi-factor authentication and control on the same platform. It’s important to know who is in charge of your data and what’s likely to happen to it after you switch providers. Make sure to review the credentials of the vendor’s compliance as well.

Consider getting a cloud-based certification if would like to increase your understanding of the field. The CSA’s Certificate of Cloud Security Knowledge (CCSK) is widely considered the gold standard for cloud security. It provides you with a solid foundation that can assist you in obtaining other specialist certifications that are specific to vendors or job functions.

You’ll want to invest in a SIEM solution that reliably collects logs across multiple cloud services. The more you include in your SIEM the easier it will be to detect threats and anomalies that might otherwise slip through the cracks. Some solutions, like Exabeam provide cloud connectors that permit you to safely gather logs from more than 40 popular cloud services without requiring any coding or expensive professional service engagements.

A good cloud environment offers robust security, but offers cost-effective solutions for disaster recovery and backup, and is in compliance with industry standards including GDPR. You can also conduct audits and penetration tests to ensure that your security infrastructure is up-to-date and pinpoint any areas that need attention.

Physical security in cloud computing includes measures to restrict access directly for users, such as secure locks, continuous power supply and CCTV and monitoring of air and particle filtering, as well fire protection. It is also crucial to assess the cloud provider’s hardware security and the integrity of storage media.