Reducing threats through cloud monitoring and control

By Sonian
In Channel
November 12, 2013

Sonian Marketing / Sonian

There are mounting risks for companies using cloud storage, so finding better ways to monitor, control and protect their resources is key. The price of these incursions is also on the rise, so if companies see no other benefit in protecting themselves, the losses they incur should be enough to encourage their improved operations.

According to a study by the Ponemon Institute, the average price of a breach has gone up to about $1 million per business, per event. This has not been mirrored by an increase in complexity or diversity among hackers and malware. It’s simply that companies aren’t continuously executing cloud monitoring and control practices, even as their operations become more diverse. Such oversight provides hackers with all the time and leeway they need to continuously deploy routine attacks, changing minor details or manipulating certain aspects of their code to exploit little weaknesses throughout a business’s mainframe that result in a successful cloud storage incursion.

The risks associated with these fees are always evolving, oftentimes in ways that companies fail to acknowledge. For instance, Apps Tech News wrote that internal, rogue clouds and shadow IT operations are among the leading threats facing cloud storage today. At the same time, the source pointed to a number of studies that show rogue options allow companies to operate in a secondary, hidden capacity that offers them more protection.

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