Top 7 Cloud Security Issues and How to Overcome Them by Gilad David Maayan

April 16, 2020

Cloud computing transforms the way companies store and shares data, workloads, and applications. However, cloud environments also introduce a lot of new security threats and challenges, which often turn into easy marks for cybercriminals. This article reviews seven common security issues in cloud computing, including tips on how to overcome them.

What Is Cloud Security?

The goal of cloud security is to protect cloud-based infrastructure, data, and systems, from cyber attacks. Cloud security applies multiple levels of controls that mitigate DDoS attacks, support regulatory compliance, and protect customer data and privacy. Companies can create robust security environments by managing cloud security in one place.

The Difference Between On-Premises and Cloud Cyber Security

Cloud security and on-premises security differ in connectivity, required resources, and responsibilities, as explained in the table below.



On-Premises Security—based on individually managed security tools Cloud Security—based on API-driven security tools


On-Premises Securitythe organization is responsible for the security Cloud Security—both customers and cloud service providers are responsible for the security

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