Cloud Security


Cloud security involves the procedures and technology that secure cloud computing environments against external and insider cybersecurity threats.

Cloud computing -- the delivery of information technology services over the internet -- has become a must for businesses and governments seeking to accelerate innovation and collaboration.


At Shield IT, we thrive to create secure clouds for customers, by preventing breaches and retaining public and customer trust.


We help clients solve the primary cloud security challenges of visibility and control over cloud data:


  • Visibility into cloud data to help enterprises answer the following questions
  • What data is stored in the cloud?
  • Who is using cloud data?
  • The roles of users with access to cloud data.
  • With whom cloud users share data?
  • Where cloud data is located
  • Where cloud data is being accessed and downloaded from , including from which device?

Control over cloud data — Once visibility into cloud data is made possible, we can apply the controls that best suit our clients including:


 Data classification on multiple levels, e.g. sensitive, regulated or public. Once classified, data can be stopped from entering or leaving the cloud service.

 Data Loss Prevention (DLP) — Shield IT implements a cloud DLP solution to protect data from unauthorised access and automatically disables access and transport of data if suspicious activity is detected.

 Collaboration controls that manage controls within the cloud service, e.g. downgrading file and folder permissions for specified users to editor or viewer, removing permissions, and revoking shared links.

 Encryption — We use cloud data encryption to prevent unauthorised access to data, even if such data is exfiltrated or stolen.

Access to cloud data and applications — Access control is a vital component of cloud security. Some of Shield IT's typical controls include:




Compliance Shield IT works with clients to augment existing compliance requirements and practices to include data and applications residing in the cloud.


 Risk assessment

With clients, we review and update risk assessments to include cloud services; and identify and address risk factors introduced by cloud environments and providers.


Compliance Assessments

to review and update compliance assessments for PCI, HIPAA, and other application regulatory requirements.


NCA Compliance

We help customers ensure full compliance with Saudi Arabia's National Cybersecurity Authority's Controls for Cloud Computing.