Cloud computing has changed the cybersecurity industry in many ways. For starters, it has made the digital world more convenient through availability, the scope of data, and interconnective capabilities. However, as with all things, with more freedom come more responsibility. As more businesses begin using cloud computing, new security concerns will follow. With easy access to data, hackers study cloud technology systems, identify the flaws, and launch their attacks accordingly.
In this blog, we will explore four key security risks of cloud technology, according to CSOonline:
- Account Hijacking: As phishing attempts continue to rise, account hijacking—the risk of cybercriminals gaining access to high privilege accounts and taking over—is at an all-time high. As mentioned in the CSOonline article, “once an attacker can enter the system using a legitimate account, they can cause a great deal of disruption, including theft or destruction of important data, halting service delivery, or financial fraud. CSA recommends educating users on the dangers and signs of account hijacking to minimize the risk.” Having all your data in the cloud is convenient, but the risks for theft and cyberattacks are much more significant.
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