Cloud Computing: How Vulnerable Are You?
Business applications are moving to the cloud. It’s not just a fad—the shift from traditional software models to the Internet has steadily gained momentum over the last 10 years. Looking ahead, the next decade of cloud computing promises new ways to collaborate everywhere, through smart devices.Businesses need to focus on building secure solutions in the cloud that deliver value to their customers, partners, and shareholders—rather than on the infrastructure to make it run. Cloud computing offers an opportunity to transfer the cost, risk, and effort of managing IT platforms and software to an independent, validated provider.
As obtainable with other Service infrastructure, the Cloud Computing stack is continually threatened by malicious intrusion, data breaches and internet protocol vulnerabilities in the cyber space network.
HOW SERIOUS IS THE PROBLEM OF CLOUD VULNERABILITY?
Security is one of the key challenges of cloud computing. Being entirely based on the Internet makes it vulnerable to hack attacks. But logically speaking, all the modern IT systems today are invariably connected to the Internet. Hence, the level of vulnerability here is much the same as everywhere else. With an increasingly fast-paced threat landscape threatening even the most complex network security infrastructures, vulnerability management has become essential. And once the security is compromised the effects include Data Breaches, Data loss Account or Service Hijacking, Denial of Service, fraud etc.
WHAT CAN WE DO ABOUT CLOUD VULNERABILITY
What you need to do to minimize the problem is to study and examine your provider’s security policies, before going ahead and signing a contract with them. Despite the escalating effect of Cloud computing vulnerability, InfoWARE has distinguished itself as a key player in operating a safe and secure cloud service infrastructure by consistently passing all levels of cloud security audit and assessment schemes from both independent security audit from our clients as well as from the regulatory bodies.
InfoWARE has years-long experience building enterprise software and running some of the largest investment firms in Nigeria and Pan Africa. We have leveraged this experience to implement and continuously improve security-aware software development, operational management, and threat mitigation practices that are essential to the strong protection of services and data in the cloud.
Just recently,InfoWARE passed the Cloud computing vulnerability test, carried out by a reputable Information Security audit firm nominated by the Nigerian Stock Exchange and we have consistently stood on the cutting edge of providing a reliable and secure cloud infrastructure services. This also confirms why over 70% of our clients in the Banking and Investment sectors are in the cloud with us after rigorously testing the security and reliability of our infrastructure.
Regardless of whether cloud attacks are a misnomer, a serious threat to business, safety, your critical infrastructures, or simply just an annoyance, you need to be ever vigilant and forward-thinking when making the decision of choosing your cloud vendor.