Most common cloud computing security issues
Efficiency, affordability and scalability are features which should be accompanied by cloud computing although if proper solutions not adapted it may lead to vulrnerability.
Efficiency, affordability and scalability are features which should be accompanied by cloud computing although if proper solutions not adapted it may lead to vulrnerability. Security issues remain one of major concern in cloud computing since no organisation will easily hand offer their data to the other organisation. Here are most cloud computing security issues.
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1.0 Distributed denial of service.
When cloud computing came in service distributed denial of service became unthinkable element. Distributed denial of service has greatly increased in cloud computing. If great traffic is initiated in the cloud computing it may result in low performance and system start to run slow.
2.0 Shared computing services.
In multi-tenant access of service it may lead to increased sharing of service which in turn may lead to increased traffic.Similarly if attack is meant to one user it may alternatively affect all other users hence this making sharing of computer resources are risk.
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3.0 Employee negligence
employees negligence and mistake remains one of the most issues in cloud computing,employees may log into the system and forgot to log out to the system. This may attract unauthorised user to come and access the senstitive information and cause more harm.
4.0 Data loss and inadequate data backups
Data loss and inadequate data backups has remained one of biggest challenge affecting cloud computing. Hackers may target organisation and delete all organisational data, this wil lead to data loss hence negatively affect the organisation.
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5.0 Phishing and social engineering attacks
Phishing and social engineering attacks has came common due to openness of cloud computing. Users should be aware of phishing and social engineering attacks so as to avoid these types of attacks.
6.0 System vulnerabilities
Cloud computing may contain some vulnerabilities especially if the network has a complex infrastructure or complexities.If the vulnerability is known by the hacker he may utilise it so as to negatively affect the organisation
7.0 Costing model Cloud computing may come up with additional cost which may include cost of data communication, data transfering and also other costs. These cost may seem to be burden to the organisation hence become issues to cloud computing.
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