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Cloud Security Alliance warns of ‘the notorious nine’ cloud computing top threats

The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) Top Threats Working Group has released ‘The Notorious Nine: Cloud Computing Top Threats in 2013’, a revised report which aims to provide organizations with up-to-date, expert-informed understanding of cloud security threats in order to make educated risk-management decisions regarding cloud adoption strategies.

While there are ‘many risks associated with the cloud in general', this report focuses on threats specifically related to the shared, on-demand nature of cloud computing. With descriptions and analyses, the report serves as an up-to-date threat identification guide that will help cloud users and providers make informed decisions about risk mitigation within a cloud strategy.
To identify the top threats, CSA conducted a survey of industry experts, to compile professional opinion on the greatest issues within cloud computing. The Top Threats Working Group used these survey results alongside their expertise to craft the final The Notorious Nine: Cloud Computing Top Threats in 2013. The survey methodology validated that the threat listing reflects the most current concerns of the industry. In this most recent edition of this report, experts identified the following nine critical threats to cloud security:

1. Data Breaches
2. Data Loss
3. Account Hijacking
4. Insecure APIs
5. Denial of Service
6. Malicious Insiders
7. Abuse and Nefarious Use
8. Insufficient Due Diligence
9. Shared Technology Issues

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•Date: 6th March 2013 • World •Type: Article • Topic: Cloud computing

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