Cloud security is the protection of data stored online from theft, leakage, and deletion. Methods of providing cloud security include firewalls, penetration testing, obfuscation, tokenization, virtual private networks (VPN), and avoiding public internet connections. Major threats to cloud security include data breaches, data loss, account hijacking, service traffic hijacking, insecure application program interfaces (APIs), poor choice of cloud storage providers, and shared technology that can compromise cloud security.
Data Replication & Lack of Visibility : Snapshots and backups are taken daily, or even hourly, and automatically stored in the cloud. Do you know where they’ve been stored, or who can move and copy them? Can you trace unauthorized copying of data?
New Class of Privileged Users: Virtualization and cloud computing require cooperation between security, storage, server, application, and cloud security admins – all with access to your most sensitive data. With this number of people, the risks of failing an audit, or an admin going rogue, grow exponentially.