Cloud computing provides the sharing of data and services over the internet. The Cloud business is growing more and more nowadays but there are security risks and threats for sharing of data. Organizations must aware before storing sensitive data on cloud centers. The following are some common cloud security risks.
Cloud security risks
In network cyber-attack are used to destroy, alter or steal sensitive information of someone by hacking the system.it a big challenge for cloud service providers and organizations to keep data safe from hackers.
Third-party handling data
It a big risk for organizations to store sensitive data because their data is not 100% secure. Moving to clouds means sharing of data there is no 100% guarantee of data security. Because now they have a partner (third party service providers).
Insider threat refers to privacy issues. There are chances of data loss, hack or illegal access by the employee of the company. There are chances of data access by a former employee or angry employee to take revenge.
The government always wants to access people’s data. In case a blacklisted company’s data is not secure on clouds because they force the service provider to give access to data. Keep in mind the threat risk also.
Lack of support
Due to a big competition between cloud service providers organizations may face a lack of support. Because every company cannot provide the facilities or some companies have better facilities than others. It is necessary for the companies to keep their services up to date according to needs to provide secure services.Better to choose google or amazon services.
Lack of standardization
It is necessary to follow the required standards to provide better services. Some service providers may not follow the standard.it is also a big risk to choose a standard less company.
Cloud security threats
Dos attack (Denial of services)
A big threat to cloud security is Dos or DDos attack. This attack is used by hackers to bring the server down by sending a lot of requests to the server. This attack may stop the services or make the server unavailable for clients.
MIM attack (Man in Middle attack)
In cloud security, it is also a big threat to both organizations and service providers for stole of the data by a third person(hacker). Hacker is a man in middle between client and server who hack the sensitive information before to upload on the server.
NS attack (Network sniffing attack)
A dangerous threat to cloud security is Ns attack.it is used by a hacker to capture the network traffic by a sniffing app. if the transmitted data is not encrypted then the hacker can easily capture that data by a sniffer.
PS (Port Scanning)
Hacker tries to steal data by finding the open ports and services that are used in the transmission and storage of data.
SIA (SQL injection Attack)
A threat to cloud security is SQL injection that is used to steal credentials and passwords from the database.
XSS (Cross side scripting attack)
This attack is also used to inject malicious scripts into a server to steal data.