Cloud infrastructures dynamically adapt to the business's workload requirements to perform essential services and access confidential company information. Adversaries searching for large targets might quickly take advantage of weak cloud configurations to shift mission-critical workloads to the cloud.
A Cloud Security Assessment helps to mitigate these risks and vulnerabilities, evaluate the efficacy of security controls, and put safeguards in place to secure sensitive data processed or stored in the cloud. It refers to the process of evaluating and ensuring the security of cloud computing environments adhere to the security standards of ISO/IEC 27001, ISO/IEC 27002, and NIST SP 800-53.
The growing number of enterprises utilizing cloud services and moving their data and apps to the cloud makes this assessment essential to evaluate and control the security risks related to these settings.