Cloud Security Will Be The Cybersecurity Topic Of 2020
Cloud computing grew drastically in 2019. However, cloud security has dragged behind in development which has resulted in some of the most devastating cyberattacks in history.
In traditional offline computing, programs and data are stored locally on a machine. On the organizational scale, data may be stored and shared on local servers that are linked to office devices within an enclosed network.
Cloud computing changes this model – instead of keeping files and programs stored locally, they are instead running on servers of tech giants such as Microsoft and Amazon and are transferred in real time to local machines over the internet. Common cloud computing platforms include Microsoft Azure, Amazon Web Services (AWS), and Google’s Compute Engine.
SaaS, Paas, and IaaS
There are three major types of cloud computing services. Saas, or Software as a Service, involves running programs via a web browser instead of on a local machine. An advantage of this is that end users no longer have to download update packages and that app speed is only depends on internet speed.
IaaS, or Infrastructure as a Service, includes components such as servers, storage, and networking.
Finally, PaaS, or Platform as a Service, is used by software developers to build applications.
There are many advantages to cloud computing. For businesses, cloud computing is a much more flexible and scalable option compared to on-premise solutions. Furthermore, cloud computing opens the door for many pay-as-you-go computing models, eliminating the need to purchase perpetual software.
Security Threats of Cloud Computing
The rapid growth of cloud computing – and the failure of cloud security to keep pace – has resulted in a number of devastating cyberattacks this year.
In July 2019, Capital One announced that it had suffered a data breach affecting over 100 million of its customers.
APIs are a new security weakpoint
APIs, or Application Programing Interfaces, are the channels through which a computer can communicate with a cloud service. APIs have become a vulnerability that is often exploited by cyberattackers when targeting cloud based systems.
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