Security Threats to Cloud Storage

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cloud storageIn recent years, many businesses have made the transition to cloud storage. In effect, cloud storage security, a result of the ever-evolving computer information security sub-domain, has been developed.  When it comes to the protection of your business’ data, taking cloud storage security measures is of the utmost importance.

Cloud storage security is a unique entity, and it has its own set of threats. In an effort to better protect your cloud storage, you must become well-informed about the threats that exist. Not to worry, though — DataComm Plus is here to help with your cloud storage information needs.

Threats to Cloud Storage:

Virtualization Management

If virtualization, the collection of storage data from multiple devices being migrated to one convenient location, is not properly configured and managed, your data stored in cloud storage will be unsecured. As a result, data can disappear or worse. Sometimes unsecured data in the computing system can lead to an attack on the system, causing major destruction. Because of this, the process of virtualization management must be legitimately secured and configured properly. To prevent your cloud storage from becoming compromised, upgrading your system, which can be done by managing the vulnerabilities, is an absolute must. Then, in the event that an attack occurs, the safeguard vulnerabilities will be in place, reducing the cloud storage system security damage.

Extensive Use of Virtualization

Whenever virtualization is used extensively, it alters the relationship between the underlying hardware and the operating system. These changes present security concerns for tenants and customers of public cloud services. The threat? Well, there is a greater likelihood for the diffusion of private information, something no user wants.

Loss of Cloud Storage Data

If you are using cloud to storage to safeguard sensitive and important information like HIPAA data, security is crucial. Not only does this information act as the lifeblood of many organizations, it is often closely monitored under federal regulation laws, too. Your inability to produce or protect any of this information upon request can result in serious consequences.

Secure Your Cloud Storage Today.

The security of cloud storage is a shared responsibility of both the cloud stakeholders and customers. The first step of resolving some of these cloud storage security threats is becoming well-informed about the issues that exist. Only then can resolutions for these problems be found.

To learn how we can help monitor the security of your cloud storage, contact DataComm Plus at (262) 207-1100.

 

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  1. I love the flexibility and the benefits of cloud storage but I have always been worried how easily someone else could access my account(s). It hasn’t happened and hopefully that isn’t something that I have to deal with. I also don’t have anything saved in my storage that would be detrimental if hacked or recovered by someone else.

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