By  Bob Violino

Cyber security in the public cloud

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2021-09-27 11:00:13

By Bob Violino

Contributing Writer, InfoWorld |

Among the biggest considerations companies face when selecting public cloud service providers is the level of cyber security they offer, meaning the features and capabilities they put in place to protect their own networks and services and to keep their customers’ data safe from breaches and other attacks.

The three major cloud providers—Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and Microsoft Azure—each take security seriously for obvious reasons. One well-publicized security breach that ends up being blamed on their services could scare off untold numbers of prospective customers, cost millions of dollars in losses, and possibly lead to regulatory compliance penalties.

AWS provides several security capabilities and services designed to increase privacy and control network access. These include network firewalls that allow customers to create private networks and control access to instances or applications. Companies can control encryption in transit across AWS services.

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