A guide to auditing cloud solutions

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  1. What is a key consideration when auditing a cloud environment's access controls?

  2. When auditing data encryption in a cloud environment, which encryption method is commonly used to protect data in transit?

  3. In the context of cloud security, what does the term "shared responsibility model" refer to?

  4. Which of the following is a best practice for auditing cloud service providers for compliance?

  5. When assessing the resilience of a cloud environment, what is an essential aspect to consider?

  6. What is a potential security concern when dealing with multi-tenancy in cloud environments?

  7. In the context of auditing a cloud environment, what is the purpose of penetration testing?

  8. What role does a Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) system play in cloud auditing?

  9. When conducting a compliance audit in a cloud environment, what standard is often used as a benchmark for security controls?

  10. What is a potential challenge when auditing the scalability of a cloud environment?