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Cloud computing security

The set of procedures, processes and standards designed to provide information security assurance in a cloud computing environment is termed as Cloud computing security. It is very effective in addressing physical and logical security issues across all the different service models of software, platform and infrastructure. Cloud security also addresses how these services are delivered (public, private or hybrid delivery model).

Why is Cloud security important?

The cloud's nature as a shared resource, identity management, privacy and access control are a major concern. Cloud computing security deals with the below given key threats 

Data breaches - A virtual machine could use side-channel timing information to extract private cryptographic keys in use by other VMs on the same server. Designing a multitenant cloud service database properly is necessary as a single fault in one client's application could allow an attacker to get at various client's data. 

Data loss – Data can disappear due to various reasons like a hacker might delete a target's data out of spite, careless cloud service provider, fire, flood, or earthquake. It can lead to serious negative outputs like impacting relationships with customers, legal issues, and more.

Account / service traffic hijacking - With access to your credentials, an attacker can eavesdrop on your activities and transactions, manipulate data, return falsified information, and redirect your clients to illegitimate sites.

Insecure interfaces and APIs – This can expose a company to security issues concerning confidentiality, integrity, availability, and accountability.

Cloud security - Applications
Working with an intelligent transport system: MOBOTIX instant video surveillance for buses in LAWorking with an intelligent transport system: MOBOTIX instant video surveillance for buses in LA
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Meyertech provides a Meyertech provides a "fundamental change in airport video surveillance" at Cork Airport
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HID Global and ASSA ABLOY provide smart card access control solution for George Mason UniversityHID Global and ASSA ABLOY provide smart card access control solution for George Mason University
George Mason's magnetic ID card system needed to be replaced with a more efficient smart card solution As the...
Cloud security - News
Protection 1 to feature network security and location analytics using Cisco Meraki AP at NRF Protect 2017
21 June, 2017: Protection 1, a division of ADT, will feature advanced managed and monitored network security and location analytics capabilities such as foot traffic, heat mapping, dwell time and new vs. repeat customer visit using...
IFSEC 2017 Day 1: Trade show highlights changing security needs in Europe
21 June, 2017: Has there ever been a better time for a security trade show in Europe? Shifting threats such as terrorism and a volatile political climate serve as reminders every day of the importance of security in our lives, and even...
Nedap IFSEC 2017 preview: Interview with Maarten Mijwaart
15 June, 2017: Nedap considers IFSEC to be one of the main security events throughout the year. Mainland Europe is well presented at the trade and Nedap Identification Systems uses the show to launch new products and new...
Eagle Eye Networks acquires Panasonic CameraManager, expands European presence
15 June, 2017: Cloud-based video systems are becoming more common in the market, growing faster than on-site recording systems. One of the largest companies in the cloud video sector, Eagle Eye Networks is...
Observables introduces first configurable router IOBOT with AlwaysON platform
15 June, 2017: Observables Inc. will revolutionise security, AV, smart home and IT dealers’ business models with the launch of their new patent-pending IOBOT with the AlwaysON Platform. IOBOT is a Software Defined Security...
Lenel displays BlueDiamond mobile credentials and readers at IFSEC 2017
14 June, 2017: Lenel, one of the sources of advanced security systems in the UK and Ireland, will be showcasing a number of innovative mobile security and safety solutions at the IFSEC International security exhibition in...
Essence showcases its Cloud Services Platform WeR@Home and EverGuard at IFSEC 2017
14 June, 2017: Essence, providers of IoT-enabled security and connected-living technologies, will be exhibiting at IFSEC International in London from 20-22nd June with a focus on its cloud-based platform for security service...
University bomb hoax highlights printer security vulnerabilities
Colleges and universities have been targeted in the last several weeks with a series of bomb threats received via campus printers and fax machines. Targeted institutions included Vanderbilt University, the University of...
StaySafe receives updated British Standard BS 8484:2016 accreditation for safety
8 June, 2017: Following an independent audit by the National Security Inspectorate (NSI), lone worker safety solution StaySafe has been approved for the provision of lone worker device services in accordance with the updated British...
Quantum’s StorNext 6 scale-out storage system on display at IFSEC 2017
7 June, 2017: Quantum’s award-winning StorNext® has become the platform of choice for storing and managing video, having been developed specifically for intelligence, military reconnaissance, security and surveillance...
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