The Top Cloud Security Threats in 2021

Cloud Security

As more businesses, agencies and consumers turn to online services for everything from shopping to data intelligence and even disaster response, the threats from outside attackers have been increasing exponentially year after year. Cloud providers are expanding their offerings to cover several partners across several industries, and as such, they prove to be juicy targets for hackers who want to undermine their cybersecurity efforts and steal data through sophisticated cloud security threats. 

Here, we’re covering the top 5 security threats that a cloud provider may face in 2021. While we’re only halfway through the year, it’s already turning out to be one of the most significant years on record in terms of data loss and theft. It’s up to Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) to understand modern threats and prepare for them with tight cybersecurity controls and compliance strategies.


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Understanding Cloud Computing and Compliance

Understanding Cloud Computing

We talk a lot about the cloud, and yet it isn’t the most well-understood technical paradigm in business. Most of us are just comfortable or happy to say that “we are on the cloud” and let it go at that. But cloud computing is an immensely robust industry and understanding the differences in available services and products could help you navigate compliance, security and business operations more effectively and efficiently. 

Here we will break down some of the basics of cloud computing and infrastructure. 

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What is StateRAMP and How Does it Affect Businesses?

stateramp cloud framework

Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) are quickly filling the gap for the computing and storage needs of government agencies. Both Federal and State governments are turning to enterprise-level tools, technologies, and practices to better manage citizen data and modernize critical infrastructure and services. They do this, naturally, by handling private citizen data that requires protecting, which means that cloud providers need to adhere to critical security standards like StateRAMP. 

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