Whenever there is a discussion on Cloud in an enterprise, the topic of cloud security comes up inadvertently. Some would have you believe the cloud is safer than on-premise, while others contend that it is the least safe place you could store your data. Since Cloud is connected to internet, there is a perception that the cloud is not safe because the Internet is not safe.
Failure to ensure appropriate security protection when using cloud services could ultimately result in higher costs and potential loss of business, thus eliminating any of the potential benefits of cloud computing.
There are a dozen interesting and top cloud security threats that every cloud company has to address. These cloud security threats are very well articulated in Fahmida's article “The dirty dozen: 12 cloud security threats”.
Enterprises are no longer sitting on their hands, wondering if they should risk migrating applications and data to the cloud. They're doing it -- but security remains a serious concern. The first step in minimizing risk in the cloud is to identify the top security threats. [ Deep Dive: How to rethink security for the new world of IT. | Discover how to secure your systems with InfoWorld's Security newsletter. ] As the RSA Conference last week, the CSA (Cloud Security Alliance) listed the “Treacherous 12,” the top 12 cloud computing threats organizations face in 2016. The CSA released the report to help both cloud customers and providers focus their defensive efforts.