What is Cloud App Policy?
A cloud app policy is a set of rules and procedures defined by a company to ensure that the company's security plans and legal requirements are aligned with the cloud application usage by employees and the organization. This includes maintaining and managing cloud app control, cloud access control, and policy enforcement to protect the organization and its data.
With the introduction of cloud technology by many organizations and companies, the confidentiality of sensitive data has become an important issue. Despite the convenience and flexibility associated with cloud apps, privacy and security come at certain risks.
Cloud app policies vary from company to company. In most cases, each affected employee is assigned a username and password to log in and certain apps or data are hidden depending on the user's access rights. This may include restricting certain activities, such as preventing documents from being downloaded at certain times, preventing documents from being shared outside of the company during certain periods of time, preventing sensitive content from being uploaded to certain apps, etc.