Cloud security is really a collection of security measures, all designed to protect cloud-based systems. It ensures policies, procedures, controls, and technologies collaborate to protect users, devices, data, and resource access. By preventing unauthorised access, it reduces the risk of a cybersecurity threat, and thus protects your UAE business.

The exact type of security provided will differ based on the type of cloud computing used. There are three different types:

Public Cloud, including Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Platform-as-a-service (PaaS)

Private Cloud, which provides a computing environment operated by a third party and dedicated solely to one customer.

Hybrid CloudCombining elements of both public and private cloud environments.


Is Cloud Security Beneficial?

In a word, yes. It can offer vast benefits, including monitoring, data security, proactive threat management, and protection against DDoS attacks, alongside high availability, regulatory compliance, and scalability.

Could I be adversely affected without it?

You may risk:

What else should I consider?

Customers are given limited control when using cloud services. Often, this results in a lack of available access to the underlying physical infrastructure, leading to obstacles in accessing data, permissions, applications, or configuration changes.

As cloud services are often accessed outside a corporate network by devices unmanaged by your business, your IT department / company must be able to see the cloud service itself for full visibility of the data. The traditional means of monitoring network traffic are no longer adequate. 

Furthermore, ensuring your data is encrypted both at rest and in transit is an essential ingredient to better security. We recommend you use modern encryption algorithm methods such as symmetric-key ciphers or asymmetric cryptography for further enhanced security.

Finally, please ensure that your business located in Dubai or any other emirate, has high standards for authentication methods. For example, you could include password policies which require users to have passwords meeting specific criteria or request Multi-Factor Authentication.