What are the security risks in cloud computing?

Various factors are responsible for cloud computing to be advantageous for which include improved scalability, excellent accessibility, mobility, storage etc. Cloud Computing still have security issues and are given below:

Data Loss

Data Loss is a common cloud computing risk.it is given as data that is stored on the cloud is either leaked, deleted, corrupted or misused by a user, application. It mainly occurs when critical data is in somebody’s hand, the hard disk is not working properly and software is not updated.

Hacked Interfaces and Insecure APIs

Interfaces through which we can connect to the internet for most of the cloud services as APIs and interfaces are connected to cloud services through third parties as such they can be easily attacked by hackers as they are in the public domain.

Data Breach

Data Breach is the process in which secured data is retrieved illegally in an unauthorized way as such an organization’s data is hacked by hackers.

Business lock-in

Various issues arise due to the transfer of data from one organization to another as there are different platforms for different companies so it is difficult to move from one cloud to another.

Denial of Service Attacks

Denial of Service Attacks occurs when the system receives traffic beyond the threshold to congest the server. DoS Attackers usually attacks web servers of large organizations like banking sectors, media companies and government companies. To recover from these types of attacks, we have to deal with money and time.

Increased Complexity for IT workers

Shifting, integrating and operating cloud services which are complex for IT workers.IT workers must require extra capability and skills to manage, integrate and maintain the data on the cloud.

Specter and Meltdown

It allows stealing data from computers that are currently available on it. It can run on personal computers and various electronic devices. It can store the password, your personal information such as images, emails and business documents in the memory.

Account Hijacking

It is one of the serious security risks in cloud computing where hackers can steal sensitive information regarding the cloud account which includes bank accounted-mail accounts and social media accounts to perform illegal activities.