The Dirty Dozen: 12 Cloud Security Threats


Introducing the ‘Treacherous 12,’ the top security threats organizations face when using cloud services

by Fahmida Y. Rashid, InfoWorld

—Enterprises are no longer sitting on their hands, wondering if they should risk migrating applications and data to the cloud. They’re doing it — but security remains a serious concern.  The first step in minimizing risk in the cloud is to identify the top security threats.

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At the RSA Conference last week, the CSA (Cloud Security Alliance) listed the “Treacherous 12,” the top 12 cloud computing threats organizations face in 2016. The CSA released the report to help both cloud customers and providers focus their defensive efforts.

The shared, on-demand nature of cloud computing introduces the possibility of new security breaches that can erase any gains made by the switch to cloud technology, the CSA warned.  Read more

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