Securing Cloud Infrastructure: Best Practices for Protecting Data and Applications

© 2023 by IJCTT Journal
Volume-71 Issue-6
Year of Publication : 2023
Authors : Anirudh Mustyala
DOI :  10.14445/22312803/IJCTT-V71I6P113

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Anirudh Mustyala, "Securing Cloud Infrastructure: Best Practices for Protecting Data and Applications," International Journal of Computer Trends and Technology, vol. 71, no. 6, pp. 73-78, 2023. Crossref,

Leveraging the cloud infrastructure allows businesses to access unlimited storage and innovative technology services. However, the prevalent cloud data and application security risks often cause financial losses, damaged reputation, data loss, and other unwanted consequences. This abstract provides an overview of cloud security infrastructure and examines recent cloud breaches. Also, it discusses the top cloud threats facing businesses today and presents best practices for securing cloud applications and data. The identified top cloud threats include misconfigurations, supply chain and third-party risks, multi-cloud sprawl, and granting users excessive permissions. To mitigate these risks, organizations need to adhere to various best practices. These include implementing identity and access management technologies, maintaining a comprehensive cloud security framework, and reducing cloud attack risks. Furthermore, securing cloud data requires effectively managing access privileges, encrypting all cloud data, ensuring compliance with necessary regulations, and conducting frequent security audits. Adopting these best practices enables businesses to enhance cloud security and protect sensitive data from potential breaches and unauthorized access.

Cloud security, Cloud data security, Cloud data breaches, Cloud security best practices, Cloud application security, Cloud infrastructure security.


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