High-profile cybercrime such as data theft, ransomware and computer hacks seem to be occurring more frequently and with higher costs, but cloud computing may provide the security that companies are searching for, experts suggest. “Cloud computing improves IT security and security professionals need as much help as possible,” said Nick McQuire, vice president of enterprise research at CCS Insight. Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault commented below.
Javvad Malik, Security Advocate at AlienVault:
“Cloud computing comes with some benefits over traditional on-premise computing models. With the cloud services, patching, hardening, and other maintenance aspects are usually taken care of. However, that’s not to say adopting the cloud is completely risk-free. Cloud comes with different types of threats and attack vectors which need to be taken into consideration.”