In recent years clouds became one of the most popular storage solutions, with an ability to host everything from simple textual data, to multimedia, apps, and other different kinds of software that can became instantly accessible on users demand. This and some other benefits of cloud computing made it almost irresistible to big companies with massive data storage requirements. In 2015 more than 82% of companies were using cloud storage, which is an 8% increase from 2014 figure.
Since the introduction of cloud computing, security has been one of the biggest concerns, which is why plenty of myths concerning cloud security are still circling around. Clouds offer the same level of security as regular server or hard disk storage spaces, just the process of securing data in the cloud is much different from the other two mentioned environments.
In this article we are going to inspect certain security issues that can influence clouds and cause problems. We will also share some of the most common techniques for securing cloud environments and stored data, from both provider’s and client’s side.
There are several types of security issues that can cause problems in cloud environments. Some of these issues are regular on all types of networks (including internet itself), while others are more specific to clouds.
Client-Server Technology Issues
Cloud servers are targeted by several kinds of malicious attacks from the users. Some of these are:
- SQL Injections– Attacker might insert malicious code into SQL query in order to g