Cloud computing plays an increasingly important role in the operations of organizations of all sizes and industries worldwide. Often, security is a major concern among cloud customers, primarily due to difficulties in getting necessary contractual guarantees of data control, availability concerns, the potential risks of data loss, and the difficulties of enforcing the organization’s security policies.
Cloud security is a set of policies, controls, procedures, and technologies that work together to protect cloud-based systems, data, and infrastructure. Information security has always been a complex subject, and it evolves quickly with the creative ideas and implementations of attackers and security researchers. The origin of security vulnerabilities started with identifying and exploiting common programming errors and unexpected edge cases.
It's no surprise that security has become one of the most important aspects of any architecture. It provides confidentiality, integrity, and availability assurances against deliberate attacks and abuse of valuable data and systems. Losing these assurances can negatively impact business operations and revenue, and the organization’s reputation in the marketplace. One of the best reasons to use Azure for applications and services is to take advantage of its wide array of security tools and capabilities. Read the whitepaper to understand the best practices and design considerations for enabling enterprise security via Azure.