Cloud security will be assisting the enterprises to protect their endpoints, applications, and networks from malicious attacks and cybercriminals. The main factors that are driving the cloud security are the adoption of BYOD and IoT technology along with more underlined cloud-based technology services set to improve the cloud computing environment.
Here the top five security threats every enterprise using cloud should know about.
1. Containers not configured
Containers have taken the complete cloud technology to another level inducting the scalability and resource usage. However, what is lacking for most of the enterprises is the need for proper configuration methods before you start using the containers for application development. Many companies provide remote access to the containers, making them vulnerable; 15 percent of companies aren’t using the identity and access management policies to control access for their containers.
2. Weak policies for Identity and Access management
Cloud access provides flexibility for resources, but it also means that infrastructure is vulnerable to threats. Having various levels of authentication will mean that it safeguards the complete cloud infrastructure. Compromised credentials are one of the major reasons which lead to cloud security issues.
3. Use of privileged accounts
Though privileged accounts are important when it comes to management and keeping track of user activity. Many businesses have users and third-party vendors that might be having privileged access to the cloud, so any breach on their infrastructure should mean a complete comprise of the security.
4. Misconfigured Storage
Having a completely configured storage can bring most of the sensitive enterprise data under security cover. Many cybercriminals who have stolen sensitive enterprise data tend to work their way through certain network configurations and find the complete data exposed in the storage.
Using cloud across different scenarios means that security, development, and operations will require a significant investment of both money and time. Most of the businesses that are achieving cloud maturity tend to be significantly unaware of the mistakes committed along the way, so they lack required visibility in the infrastructure.
Testing the configuration before implementation can assist in reducing many of the committed errors.