The Top Cloud Security Threats in 2021

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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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What is Spear Phishing in Cybersecurity?

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According to VPN provider and Internet research group Atlas VPN, Google registered over 2 million phishing sites targeting victims in 2020 alone. Threats like phishing, spear phishing and whaling are only rising, with F5 Labs reporting that more hackers are leveraging cheap or free cloud platforms and domains to launch sophisticated attacks. More importantly, email attacks against large enterprises are rising as well to the tune of around $80M per attack.

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