Cloud security is rapidly being adopted by enterprises, government departments and startups. As a service it provides many similar functionalities to traditional IT security, mainly protecting vital confidential information from theft and leakage, even deletion.
Controls are put in place to secure cloud data stored in data centers. Data storage often adheres to standard compliance requirements and many cloud providers offer internal audits to ensure specific compliance requirements are met for any information users store in the cloud.
Stricter regulatory standards have led to better cloud security and data confidentiality, with many top providers offering access to additional security programs. Bigger providers are better able to mitigate against a distributed denial-of-service attack and may offer data hosting in specific countries if required.