Big Data and Cloud Security: Top Concerns for 2014

Big Data and Cloud Security are two of the top concerns for this year. Among the types of threats were cyber attacks on infrastructure, big data and threats on PCs. Other types of treats included data breaches, data loss, denials of service and malicious users.

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Many of the same threats that surfaced in 2013 are likely to spread throughout 2014 likely because cyber criminals are improving their tools and are ready to affect PC users.

Cloud Security Attacks

Increases in attacks that are aimed at shared resources are expected in any IaaS, PaaS or SaaS cloud environment. Large enterprises should have enough influence to get cloud providers to add security measures that are consistent with the enterprise’s security beliefs. Smaller enterprises with cloud based services will need to review their provider’s user agreements carefully to understand how everything relates to security and data ownership.

Still, customers are at risk for loss of control over their big data as numerous free cloud providers basically own the data that the customers place with them. Failures at a cloud provider may result in the total loss of all big data stored there. A lot of consumers do not back up their data at multiple providers or locally, so they could lose everything it their cloud services fails.

Cyber Criminals and Cloud Security

Denial-of-service (DoS) attacks are likely to increase, causing more service outages and financial loss to cloud providers. Cyber criminals might target cloud-based applications and big data warehouses as the ever-present hypervisors that are found in all data centers and management infrastructures that are used to monitor large scale cloud services.

Big data is expected to make a huge impact on the ability of the cloud security industry to better identify many of the advanced attacks. Security vendors are likely to add new threat reputation services and analytic tools that will help them and their users to better identify stealth and determined threats faster and more accurately that ever before. Big data analytics should allow security practitioners to identify the more sophisticated advanced evasion techniques. Security firms can also expect commercial companies to become more effective and more aggressive in tracking consumers by analyzing their quantity of big data.

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