Cloud security is a major concern for most enterprises. Unless threats and vulnerabilities are mitigated, a cloud undertaking can only put the business at risk.
Basic cloud architecture alone has its inherent vulnerabilities. For instance, shared (storage, compute, and networking) resources and hosted services make several cloud deployments susceptible to data leakage and unauthorized access. This can be a major issue from a privacy perspective. That’s why some laws and regulations have stringent requirements if sensitive information is stored in the cloud.
Like all infrastructures facing the Internet or involving any form of network connectivity, cloud infrastructures can be exposed to cyber threats like:
- Denial of Service Attacks (DoS)
- Man-in-the-Middle Attacks
- Advanced Persistent Threats (APT)
- Malware outbreaks
- Account hijackers
- Malicious insiders