Cloud Data Security Buyer’s Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Sharon FarberSharon Farber
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Cloud Data Security Buyer’s Guide: Everything You Need to Know

Our new Cloud Data Security Buyer’s Guide simplifies evaluating a cloud data security solution for cybersecurity professionals. 

The importance of cloud data security

With an estimated 60% of enterprise data stored in the cloud, cloud data security, and understanding it, has become increasingly important. Organizations need to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of data stored in the cloud to mitigate data breach, reputation, financial, and compliance risks. Unfortunately, organizations often lose visibility into where sensitive data resides, who uses it, and whether it remains protected.

High-profile incidents, such as those at Uber, Twitter, and LastPass, have highlighted just how vulnerable cloud data stores can be – even for organizations that invest heavily in data protection. The public cloud’s nature, which makes it easy to spin up a new data store but hard for security teams to monitor, plays a role in these vulnerabilities.

Cloud data security solutions

A new practice of data security posture management (DSPM) has emerged. In addition to discovering, assessing, and reducing static risks related to data residing in the cloud, DSPM also scans and classifies data, allowing organizations to see where it’s located and how it’s being used. 

Dynamic data detection and response (DDR) is another emerging solution in the cloud security landscape. DDR complements CSPM solutions by providing a dynamic defense layer. It allows real-time monitoring of complex and multi-cloud environments, helping security teams catch incidents earlier, averting disastrous data loss, or minimizing the damage it causes.

A combined solution of DSPM and DDR, like Dig Security’s, is essential to protecting and governing cloud data assets. DSPM quickly locates an organization's most critical data and organizational “crown jewels” in both structured and unstructured data assets, and DDR ensures an immediate response to newly discovered data-related incidents by integrating with existing security solutions.

Not all provider solutions are created equal

As cloud data security becomes the future of the cybersecurity industry, organizations must find the right cloud data security provider to protect their most vulnerable assets. However, due to the complexity of cloud data security, evaluating solutions can be difficult, with many providers making similar claims. 

Our Buyer’s Guide is a valuable resource for organizations looking to implement a cloud data security solution. In it, we provide ten critical questions to ask any provider before partnering with them. And to help you gain an even deeper understanding, we also explain why these questions are important and how to evaluate the answers that you’re given, ensuring that you can make informed decisions about the right vendor for your needs.

Download the Cloud Data Security Buyer’s Guide today.


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