How Cloud Computing Has Impacted Cybersecurity

Cloud computing involves storing data and programs on remote servers and accessing the same via the internet. Cloud computing eliminates the need for having on-site servers and backup systems as all the data can be accessed from different terminals at the same time.

Cloud computing is different from traditional computing in terms of access to information, inbuilt security layers, and means of containing an attack on the servers. Here is how it has impacted cybersecurity.

1. It has lowered the risk of cyber attacks

Most cloud computing service providers such as advanced managed detection and response services Gartner make use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning to tend to the security of their servers rather than actual human beings. This enables them to monitor the security of the data around the clock. Unlike human error and boredom that can cause the technical team to miss vital leads to an impending attack, AI helps detect most threats before they occur or limit the damage caused by an attack before it spreads.

Also, patching up known flaws on the system is almost done instantaneously unlike the traditional system where a team has to write code, discuss it, have it approved and implement it manually. These features greatly increase the security of the data stored in the cloud as opposed to have the data stored in removable devices and an on-site server.

2. Has opened up new frontiers for cyberattacks

One of the advantages of cloud computing is increased flexibility and enhanced mobility. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) enables staff members to access the cloud with their personal devices. It allows them to work from any corner of (Read more...)

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