Posted by aionol | 29 JAN 2018

Taking A Closer Look At the ‘Treacherous 12’ Top Security Threats in The Cloud (Part III)

The ‘Treacherous 12’ – as identified by the Cloud Security Alliance – are the top security threats that business face when moving their infrastructure, data, applications and workloads to the cloud. Previously we have discussed threats number 1-3, and threats number 4-6. Let’s have a closer look at the next ones in line: 7. Advanced Persistent Threats APTs are […]

The ‘Treacherous 12’ – as identified by the Cloud Security Alliance – are the top security threats that business face when moving their infrastructure, data, applications and workloads to the cloud. Previously we have discussed threats number 1-3, and threats number 4-6. Let’s have a closer look at the next ones in line:

The 12 Treacherous Security Threats in The Cloud

The 12 Treacherous Security Threats in The Cloud

7. Advanced Persistent Threats

APTs are sneaky attacks that nest in your system and then channel data and intellectual property outside. They are difficult to identify as they blend is with normal activities.

The most common entry points to watch out for include direct attacks, USBs, malware, spear phishing and connecting to infected third-party networks. You therefore need to make sure all staff working in the cloud are trained in recognising and dealing with phishing activities.

8. Data Loss

Whilst data loss has become rare since activities and workloads have moved to the cloud, there are sill incidents where hackers and malicious intruders have deleted important data to hurt businesses. Diversification is the key to protection against data loss. Distribute your data across different resources, and make sure to employ essential data backup strategies. Even if you move your processes to the cloud, daily backup and offsite storage remain important best practices.

9. Insufficient Due Diligence

Your and your team must be aware of the risks when you move your business to the cloud. As an organisation, it is your responsibility to ensure that you comply with all regulations and perform appropriate due diligence. Especially with the GDPR coming into effect, business need to prepare to make their data more secure.

Security in the cloud is of utmost important. Iono Inc specialises in efficient and secure cloud computing solutions. Get in contact with us today.

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