3 Cloud Computing Security Issues & How To Get Them Under Control

Cloud computing & security

Businesses are enthusiastically adopting cloud computing as a cost-saving technology, and it’s no wonder, the business case for cloud technology speaks for itself: reduced asset depreciation, remarkably agile resources that can scale up or down within minutes, and fewer staff to maintain it. Unfortunately, this is only part of the picture.

Many businesses are also recognizing that, along with the benefits of cloud computing, there are security risks inherent to this technology. Managing these risks requires awareness, specific security tools, and a different approach to keeping data safe. Here are three ways that cloud computing security differs from traditional security measures.

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Cloud computing happens on computers you don’t control.

Cloud computing introduces a new level of resource management that happens outside a business’ walls. Users of cloud services often fail to recognize the security implications of hosting software and data on computers they neither own nor control.

Cloud services come with their own set of technologies to configure and manage your cloud infrastructure, for example tools to allocate compute and storage resources, (like EC2 and S3 services on AWS) or to set up user accounts for the cloud itself (like AWS’ IAM). Administrators often forget to protect these tools or don’t have the right resources to do so, making it easy for attackers to gain entry by declaring themselves an admin for your cloud.

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*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Uptycs Blog authored by Milan Shah. Read the original post at: https://www.uptycs.com/blog/cloud-computing-and-security