What Can Go Wrong with Cloud Storage
The impact of cloud computing and cloud storage is now felt – far and wide. But what happens when something goes wrong with inside the cloud…
The business world ought now to be familiar with the words cloud computing. Dubbed by business magazine Forbes as being as significant to this century as electricity was to the last, it has transformed business models. But to the uninitiated or the uninformed, the impact of cloud computing goes well beyond a corporate level. And from government operations to our shopping habits, the fingers of cloud computing and cloud storage now reach well into every part of our lives.
Take the weekly grocery shopping. If you choose to store your shopping list regulars online, then it’s going into the cloud. And what about those holiday snaps you uploaded onto whichever social networking site you use? All of these things and much more involve using cloud technology.
Cloud Storage – what can go wrong?
In 2008 the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) was formed following the rise of cloud computing. Since its foundation, it has worked to educate people on cloud computing and its security practices. Over the years CSA experts have researched this specific topic highlighting threats which it identifies as being critical to cloud security. And in 2013 it published The Notorious Nine Cloud Computing Top Threats report. It cited the following as posing the biggest threats to cloud security:
•Denial of Service
•Abuse of Cloud Services
•Insufficient Due Diligence
•Shared Technology Issues
This list isn’t new. However the order of these threats has changed over the years. And interestingly, in 2010 data breaches were ranked as the fifth biggest threat but now, just three years on, these take the top spot.
This excerpt is shared with permission from burnworld.com.