Have Enterprises Secured Cloud Resources Enough?

By Enterprise Security Magazine | Tuesday, January 07, 2020

Cloud computing has been around for some time and the emerging technologies, like serverless , can lead to unexpected risks if not properly understood.

FREMONT, CA: From the view of the physical security of the equipment and infrastructure security, cloud security is considered more secure than most of the traditional servers. Huge cloud service providers, like Amazon and Microsoft, cannot lose their customers to lose trust in the services. The tech giants invest a lot of money and resources in protecting it. If the organizations set up their cloud systems set up properly, the data will be at risk.

Cloud providers have strong security measures to protect the networks physically and from a wide range of malicious attacks and intruders. What the organizations need to know about the security of data is that it comprises of access controls on storage buckets, or functions to make sure that they are not readable by anyone who does not have access. The enterprise has to keep strong security policies in place to minimize the exposure and make sure of the staff.

The most significant security threat to cloud computing is unauthorized access and identity management. Misconfigured storage buckets can expose the data open to people within the company who should not have access and also open to the general public.

The search engines on the dark web crawl the internet looking for exposed buckets. Users with access to those sites can find exposed information. Information leaks are yet another common threat. This kind of risk is less than a cloud computing threat and more of an internal security issue. If one of the company's employees leaks any sensitive information, it can lead to data breaches if cloud security isn't configured properly.

This is a type of attack that is less effective against cloud-based systems, though. One of the big advantages of the cloud is that the data or web app gets distributed across more than one cloud server, usually in various places throughout the globe.

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