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6 Cloud Security Challenges For Businesses



Cloud security is just as important as an on-premises system, data, and application security. Sensitive data and personally identifiable information (PII) are stored in the cloud infrastructure by cloud solutions. Must be safeguarded against cyberattacks and data losses of any event. Just as a company would protect the data on any platform.


Cloud security also lets a business reap the full benefits of the cloud. Employees working from home or in a work environment can easily and securely access apps and data from any location.


Here are 6 Cloud Security Challenges that you might face in the future:


1. Data Breaches


Many businesses will continue to use the cloud as the hybrid workspace matures, but cloud service configuration remains a challenge. If a company fails to properly secure its cloud computing infrastructure and it is breached, it is the company's fault, not the cloud service provider's.


2. Data Loss


Data can be lost in the cloud due to:

  • Disasters like fire, flood, or earthquake

  • Malicious activity from an insider (e.g., disgruntled or terminating employee) or from a cyberattack

  • Data loss occurs when valuable or sensitive information on a computer is compromised due to theft, human error, viruses, malware, or power failure.

3. Delayed software updates and patch management


Companies do their best to test their solutions before releasing them, but bugs and vulnerabilities are frequently discovered after the fact. Companies release patches to address bugs and other issues in order to resolve these issues.


By fixing bugs, issues, and vulnerabilities in software solutions, keeping business-critical applications and operating systems up to date improves an organization's overall security posture and operational capabilities.


4. Malware Injection


There are two common types of malware injection attacks, SQL injection attacks, and cross-site scripting attacks.


SQL injection attacks inject malicious SQL code into a server in order to manipulate it and display database information that the attacker is not authorized to see.


Cross-site scripting is a technique that usually targets the user rather than the data in the web application's database and takes advantage of a web application's vulnerability or poor security configuration to inject malicious code that can even infect legitimate websites.



5. DoS and DDoS attacks


A denial-of-service (DoS) assault is a system-on-system attack that makes a resource inaccessible, such as a website or cloud platform. To try to overwhelm the network with traffic, the attacker sends packets with a lot of overhead.


A distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) assault is a DoS attack that targets a specific resource by using many computers or machines.


6. Insufficient identity, credential, access, and key management issues


Many assaults on cloud infrastructures are caused by issues with identity and access management (IAM), which allow unauthorized access to cloud services. This isn't a new security problem, but cloud computing has made it worse because it affects identity, credentials, and access management.


Due to this, security incidents and breaches occur. Inadequate protection of credentials because of misconfiguration of both access rights and the security solution

  • Lack of regular automated rotation of cryptographic keys, passwords, and certificates

  • Lack of scalable identity, credential, and access management systems

  • Failure to use multifactor authentication

  • Failure to use strong passwords


Conclusion


It is extremely important to ensure that your data is secured and protected on the cloud to avoid having these security challenges. Consider investing in a solution that integrates cybersecurity, data protection, and management to protect endpoints.


Acronis Cyber Protect Cloud provides you with multiple layers of protection for their endpoints, ensures that the data, applications, and systems are always available and protected, and recover the data and systems in the shortest time possible, no matter what happens.


(source: https://www.acronis.com/en-sg/articles/cloud-security-challenges/)


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