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What Are The Security Issues Surrounding Cloud Technology?

This is a guest post by
James Pattrick. freelance writer

The cloud has become a hot topic in the last couple of years.

Every company seems to want a piece of it.

Home users are even taking a bite out of the cloud technology explosion.

It should be noted, however, that as with all new technology there are still some issues to work out.

One of the main issues is the security of cloud networks.

So far, people have been able to use it to share resources without many issues, but the cloud is under attack by hackers.

Virtual Data Backups

The military and corporate industries account for billions of dollars in cloud computing, but there are still some security risks.

The fact that people can access data from anyone in the world opens up a lot of vulnerabilities.

If someone in the military is held hostage, for example, it would be easy to get that person that access data.

They don’t have to go to a location where a server is held.

The hackers could torture the hostage and get access to data without ever entering a building where data is stored.

Destroying Data

Another thing that has been questioned is the destruction of the data once it hits the cloud.

Is possible to destroy or completely remove data from the cloud?

Most administrators could not answer this question.

It’s impossible to know if duplicate copies of data are in existence somewhere else once it hits the cloud.

People are always suspicious about uploading sensitive data.

It becomes impossible to wipe the cloud because this is not a physical hard drive.

You can delete the data, but that doesn’t mean that it cannot be retrieved through other means.

These types of loopholes make many employees somewhat skeptical about cloud technology.

Cloud Technology Mishaps Go Public

There have been several big name credit card companies that have had breaches in security for their customers.

This has all led back to the holes in the cloud computer armor.

The fact that millions of credit card accounts were comprised shows that the security measures are weak.

This is something that lots of companies never really put into place so they did not know how it worked.

It often becomes difficult to implement new technology because no one knows how secure it will be.

This was the problem with the cloud.

It was put into place because it was popular.

No one actually had a clue on how to implement it.

Scaling Back Cloud Technology for the Future

Cloud technology will have to be scaled back in a way that makes security tighter.

Right now the cloud is wide open.

It usually doesn’t even require a VPN connection to establish communication.

People can just log in to their accounts and start pulling data down.

This type of activity is what led to so many breaches in security.

A better way would be to implement the technology through limited use or increase levels of security clearance.

This must be done to protect sensitive data.

What Are Your Thoughts??

What one word describes your security issue with the cloud?

Has your company been able to verify that your data is indeed destroyed when deleted?

Terrorism via the cloud is very feasible and possible, what security measures do you believe need to be made to protect expats and employees overseas?

Please share your thoughts in our comments section below!

About Our Guest Blogger

James Pattrick is a freelance writer, professional blogger, and social media enthusiast.
His blog James focuses on blog Internet Service, Technology, Android Phone and
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