Data and apps that can be accessed from any device, regardless of platform, are increasingly sought after by businesses today. Although it’s theoretically possible, cloud computing security is fundamentally challenging.
In order to take advantage of cloud computing while protecting their data, what can businesses do? Identifying a problem is the first step to finding a solution that works for you. The next step is to select the right cloud security products and service providers.
From CXO level to desk operators, everyone in the company should be aware of cloud security risks. Our blogs have recently covered some of the benefits of cloud security. As we’ve learned about cloud security, let’s take a look at some of the main challenges and why you should avoid unauthorized access at all costs.
The first challenge is DDoS and DoS attacks.
As more businesses and functions move to the cloud, cloud providers become more vulnerable. An ever-growing number of DDoS attacks are taking place. In the first quarter of 2021, the most frequently targeted industries were cloud platforms (PaaS) and SaaS.
DDoS attacks aim to overwhelm a website’s servers in order to thwart legitimate user requests. Depending on the severity of the DDoS attack, a website could be taken down for days or even weeks. As a result, customer confidence and reliability in the brand may be undermined.
In a way, cloud computing is no longer a luxury; it’s an imperative for businesses. Customers expect businesses in the modern era to have a website and web-based software.
Second, there are data breaches.
As of this year, there were 738 reported data breaches, with hacking being the most common cause (ITRC). Keeping private information safe is more important than ever in light of this staggering figure.
IT professionals have traditionally been in charge of network architecture and the physical hardware (firewalls, etc.) that safeguards private data. Some of these security controls (private, public, or hybrid) are transferred to a trusted partner in the cloud, resulting in security issues. It’s critical to work with a company that has a proven track record of implementing robust security measures.
In addition, there is the risk of data loss.
Many companies are concerned about the safety of their most confidential data when it is stored in the cloud. The loss of cloud data in the event of a natural disaster could be catastrophic for an enterprise. DDoS attacks are commonly used to steal or delete sensitive data.
Businesses dealing with this problem must have disaster recovery plans and an integrated strategy for combating cyberattacks. A cloud security solution must also safeguard the application layer (layer 7).
Insecure points of entry
When using the cloud, you can access your data from any location and any device. In spite of this, unsecured interfaces, in particular APIs, pose a threat of exploitation. If a hacker has enough time, he or she can find and exploit API authentication flaws.
Access Points That Aren’t Encrypted- A web application firewall monitors HTTP requests from site visitors as a security measure. This always-on device protects web apps and APIs from attacks from the cloud and data centre.
Finally, the issue of notifications is the final hurdle.
Cloud computing security is built on a solid foundation of security knowledge and open communication about threats. As part of a comprehensive data security strategy, website and application administrators should be made aware of potential security issues. It’s essential to have open lines of communication in the event of a crisis so that damage can be minimised.
Findings of a Cloud Security Audit.
We can fix security issues in cloud computing and with the right cloud service provider, technology, and preparation, businesses can reap the benefits of cloud computing.
Extreme Compute’s cloud security solution incorporates both web speed and cloud security into a single solution. With our global presence and cloud security, we are able to accelerate web and cloud applications while protecting client assets around the clock, including DDoS mitigation at all layers.