Cloud Services are not a just a whimsical trending fad that will soon go away. It is a real solution that has many facets enabling businesses everywhere to lower costs, backup their data, and increase efficiency. But with this wonderfully enabling technology comes its need for special attention to security.
A FEW STAGGERING STATISTICS ABOUT CLOUD COMPUTING
By 2015, end-user spending on cloud services is estimated to be more than $180 billion
It is predicted that the global market for cloud equipment will reach $79.1 billion by 2018
82% of companies reportedly saved money by moving to the cloud
As with other major business decisions, an enterprise must evaluate the benefits and be prepared to address any risks and challenges cloud adoption brings. Moving applications to the cloud and accessing the benefits means first evaluating specific data security issues and cloud security issues. As more information on individuals and companies is placed in the cloud, companies must address cloud computing security issues.
COMMON CLOUD SECURITY THREATS
- Data Breaches
- Data Loss
- Service Traffic Hijacking
- Insecure APIs
- Denial of Service
- Malicious Insiders
- Abuse of Cloud Services
- Insufficient Due Diligence
- Shared Technology