Cloud Security Requires Multiple Layers of Security

Manohar Parakh

Cloud computing has recently gained popularity among small and large businesses. One of the many benefits of cloud computing platforms is the ability to take advantage of professional data security from the experts.

However, your approach to cloud security can’t be a passive one. It’s important to learn about the online threats to the cloud today, and how we’re countered them with layered security measures.

Challenges Associated with Cloud Services

The first issue that businesses hope to resolve with cloud services is the possibility of security breaches.

When you store your data up in the cloud, we can keep it secure from hackers.

There are some incompetent cloud services – usually ones started by amateurs and without much experience in the field – that won’t be able to maintain data security and end up hacked and bankrupt. Even if you’re encrypting your data, a hacker could use side-channel timing information to obtain your keys, if a provider hasn’t done their research.

The second major concern for businesses is the ever-present threat of data loss. It’s not worth it to invest in a cloud service that can’t give you a 100% guarantee of data protection from leakage as well as loss. Fortunately for you, at ESDS we make it our priority to protect your data from any threats.

Other challenges we prevent include service-traffic hijacking, which is when a hacker takes your information and then injects false data into your system. This data is, then directed towards your customers, causing severe financial losses.

Using third-party API’s and interfaces may also lead to problems as these services may come with lower security.

Along with these challenges, technological vulnerabilities and lack of diligence may also hinder a safe cloud experience for you.

Concept of Multiple Security Layers in Cloud Service

A conventional cloud service will have a virtual layer at the bottom and a security layer on top of it. This approach, however, doesn’t always provide the optimum security, which we value at ESDS. Considering the level of cyber-crimes and the types of possible security breaches, a better approach will be to have multi-layered security.

A multi-layer security structure has every layer of cloud computing protected. The Security layers start from the very beginning of the software right up to the service layer.

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Manohar Parakh
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