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A sub-domain of cyber-security, cloud security implies security of cloud computing infrastructure, applications, and data by applications of technologies and policies designed for the same.

Cloud security is the method or set of actions taken to protect the data that is stored on cloud software from theft, hack, leakage and deletion. Some of the major risks in cloud security include data breaches, data loss, account hijacking and service traffic hijacking. When multiple computers bring traffic to a server making the server inaccessible is known as Distributed denial of service attack (DDoS). DDoS has now- a- days become a major threat to cloud security. There are several ways involved to provide cloud security. They are

Firewall- It is a hardware or a software based network security system that controls incoming and outgoing network traffic using certain rules. It protects the resources from malicious traffic. Types of firewall include packet filter firewalls, stateful firewall, application layer firewall, proxy firewalls.

Data masking- Data masking is the process of creating a duplicate data that is structurally similar to the original by changing the values and keeping the format constant. It is done to protect the actual data and is used for software testing and user training 

Two-factor Authentication (2FA) - Two- factor Authentication or Two- factor verification is an extra level of security that carries an additional verification step apart from the username and password to access any data. 2FA makes it difficult for the hackers to access an individual’s data, device and online accounts

Tokenization- It is the method in which sensitive data is replaced with distinctive identification symbols which are called as tokens. During replacing, no requires information is deleted and the original data is stored on a secured cloud platform.

Virtual private networks (VPN) - It allows the users to connect to the internet through a server run by a VPN provider. It helps in protecting your data from hackers when using a public WiFi hotspot.  

Penetration Testing- It is a test done to analyze the security of the data by safely trying to hack the data. 

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