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Is Cloud Computing Secure?

By johnmiller1 ·
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Tell me the security concerns about the cloud computing.
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How many years do you have to look at the reasons why Cloud is Insecure?

by OH Smeg In reply to Is Cloud Computing Secure ...

Start with the Bleeding Obvious of who actually owns the Data on the Cloud Servers the company/person who put it there or the people who own the servers?

If the company you took out a contract with is bought out or goes broke what happens the your data and do you have to pay someone else to get it back?

Then what company has the resources to stop a Country Cracking their systems? The best anyone can hope for is that they slow them down slightly but with a lot of reports of a Big Asian Country Cracking Managed Services which you can read as CLOUD SERVICES you have better believe that most likely all the data on the Cloud Servers has been breached and at the very least is available to another country to do with as they please.

Then add in various countries admitting to launching Cyber Attacks on other countries and think serriously about what that actually means and what is the likely hood that there may be an attack against your country and the resulting damages that will be done.

That is just the starters and none of those questions can be answered to prove that you have ownership of any data you put into the cloud or that it is in any way safe.

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Nothing is totally secure

by samgord In reply to Is Cloud Computing Secure ...

That's a big question indeed. Unfortunately, the answer is "Nothing is totally secure". In the tech world, cloud and security have long been two words that didn’t fit together. Generally, decent Cloud service providers offer very secure systems. Plus cloud computing is becoming more secure every single day. A lot of cloud service providers recognize the value of data security by using advanced authentication and identification methods algorithms.

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It can be secured.

by Carly Swinson In reply to Is Cloud Computing Secure ...

there are always mix reviews on the security and reliability of cloud computing. Either you build your own servers if you want to completely secure your website and the data flowing through it or you have to trust and rely on others servers to run your website. its not like everyone out there is trying to steal your data but you have to do some research before trusting a cloud computing service providers. According to TechRadar (https://www.techradar.com/news/best-cloud-computing-service) some of the best cloud computing services of 2019 are Amazon, Microsoft Azure, Kloud.pk, Google Cloud, IBM and many more. These are top cloud computing providers so obviously some what expensive but you can find other reliable and less expensive cloud computing providers if you do some through research.

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Yes you are correct BUT

by OH Smeg In reply to It can be secured.

It is not just the servers which need securing it is also the ways into and out of these same servers after all it is pointless having the best security possible if all traffic entering and leaving these servers is unecrypted and hijacked or copied so no one is any the wiser as to what has happened.

Then throw in Quantum Computing and current encryption is useless so all traffic going over the web is open to attack.

But the reality is that all data is at a risk no matter who owns it as State Enties are now involved in Breaking into Managed Services World Wide so talk of security becomes meaningless as no company has the resources to stop a Well Organised State from gaining access to the data that they hold.

At best they might slow them down slightly but they will never stop them and there have been numerious reported instances of this State breaking into Managed Services World Wide to gain this data for their own use.

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Cloud computing secured or not

by deborasumopayroll In reply to Is Cloud Computing Secure ...

Cloud security, also known as cloud computing security, consists of a set of policies, controls, procedures and technologies that work together to protect cloud-based systems, data and infrastructure. These security measures are configured to protect data, support regulatory compliance and protect customers' privacy as well as setting authentication rules for individual users and devices. From authenticating access to filtering traffic, cloud security can be configured to the exact needs of the business. And because these rules can be configured and managed in one place, administration overheads are reduced and IT teams empowered to focus on other areas of the business.
The way cloud security is delivered will depend on the individual cloud provider or the cloud security solutions in place. However, implementation of cloud security processes should be a joint responsibility between the business owner and solution provider.
Cloud security offers many benefits, including:
• Centralized security
• Reduced costs
• Reduced Administration
• Reliability
All cloud models are susceptible to threats. IT departments are naturally cautious about moving mission-critical systems to the cloud and it is essential the right security provisions are in place, whether you are running a native cloud, hybrid or on-premise environment. Cloud security offers all the functionality of traditional IT security, and allows businesses to harness the many advantages of cloud computing while remaining secure and also ensure that data privacy and compliance requirements are met.

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And yet it is still a Managed Service

by OH Smeg In reply to Cloud computing secured o ...

That a Asian Government has been accused of breaking into for economic gain.

Just the obvious No MANAGED SERVICE can be secured when a State Enity is involved in breaking in.

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Cloud Computing

by aishleyg In reply to Is Cloud Computing Secure ...

In this online world, we can't say that everything is secure. Same applies to cloud computing, security is always a priority but there can be some loopholes. Always try to use those cloud computing services that have good security certifications.

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And Importantly

by OH Smeg In reply to Cloud Computing

Never put anything in the Cloud that you can not afford to loose.

You had better believe that if the Second Biggest Economy in the world is capable of breaking in and doing as they please there are other Governments who have the same capacity and just by being involved with a Managed Service makes you far more likely to be in a situation where you loose control of your data and it gets used against you.

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My Reply

by RonCloudGeek In reply to Is Cloud Computing Secure ...

Cloud security, also known as cloud computing security, consists of a set of policies, controls, procedures, and technologies that work together to protect cloud-based systems, data, and infrastructure. These security measures are configured to protect data, support regulatory compliance and protect customers' privacy as well as setting authentication rules for individual users and devices. From authenticating access to filtering traffic, cloud security can be configured to the exact needs of the business. And because these rules can be configured and managed in one place, administration overheads are reduced and IT teams empowered to focus on other areas of the business.

The way cloud security is delivered will depend on the individual cloud provider or the cloud security solutions in place. However, implementation of cloud security processes should be a joint responsibility between the business owner and solution provider.

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Everything has two sides.

by anthonystonefly In reply to Is Cloud Computing Secure ...

Now let me tell you the main security concerns Cloud Computing have:

- Distributed-Denial-of-Service Attacks (DDoS)
- Shared Cloud Computing Services
- Employee Negligence
- Data Loss and Inadequate Data Backups
- Phishing and Social Engineering Attacks
- System Vulnerabilities
Now these are the main issue and threats which a cloud can have now in the world of technology and security each day there are new security features and protocols are installed and used to get protected and get secured. It depends on yourself that you go for a secure and reliable cloud and how you store your data in the cloud.

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