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Cloud Security Control

Definition - What does Cloud Security Control mean?

Cloud security control is a set of controls that enables cloud architecture to provide protection against any vulnerability and mitigate or reduce the effect of a malicious attack. It is a broad term that consists of the all measures, practices and guidelines that must be implemented to protect a cloud computing environment.

Techopedia explains Cloud Security Control

Cloud security control primarily helps in addressing, evaluating and implementing security in the cloud. The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) has created a Cloud Control Matrix (CCM), which is designed to help prospective cloud buyers evaluate a cloud solution’s overall security. Although there are limitless cloud security controls, they are similar to the standard information security controls and can be categorized in different domains including:

  • Deterrent Controls: Don’t protect the cloud architecture/infrastructure/environment but serve as warning to a potential perpetrator of an attack.
  • Preventative Controls: Used for managing, strengthening and protecting the vulnerabilities within a cloud.
  • Corrective Controls: Help reduce the after-effects of an attack.
  • Detective Controls: Used to identify or detect an attack.
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