Posted by Fred Bals on November 8, 2018
Explore 10 critical cloud security threats: data breaches, human error, data loss, insider threats, DDoS attacks, insecure APIs, exploits, account hijacking, APTs, and CPU flaws.
With an estimated 70% of all organizations using the cloud, cloud security threats should be a concern for every business. A 2017 study by CGI and Oxford Economics gauged the costs resulting from data breaches in the last five years at more than $50 billion, according to a Fortune article.
The cloud, whether public, private, or a hybrid of the two, provides a flexible model for simplified IT management, remote access, mobility, and cost-efficiency. But as more mission-critical applications migrate to the cloud, data privacy and software security are growing concerns.
Moving web applications to the cloud does not make them inherently more secure. While your organization should embrace the benefits of the cloud infrastructure, you must also ensure you address all the security risks.
Cloud computing provides many advantages, such as speed and efficiency via dynamic scaling. But it also raises a host of concerns about security threats, such as data breaches, human error, malicious insiders, account hijacking, and DDoS attacks. In fact, a Ponemon Institute study indicated that a data breach overall data breaching was three times more likely to occur for businesses that use the cloud than those that don’t.
Here’s the big picture of the 10 most critical cloud security threats you face, as well as the steps you should take when choosing cloud technologies.
Develop a good roadmap for due diligence when choosing cloud technologies and providers. Put a special emphasis on disaster recovery and security, including penetration testing, patch and system updates, disaster recovery plans, and mean time to recovery.
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