2020 has been one of the whirlwind years, to say the least. This has made us think about what 2021 has in store for us? Internet security has become one of the most important technologies in 2020. People and companies are spending a fortune to make this technology part of their working ecosystem.
This high surge in the market has created an industry around Internet security with Cloud Computation. Today more and more companies are shifting away from the traditional methods towards cloud security.
Companies with Cloud computing services are looking for a marketplace to sell their Cloud-based services. While looking for the best market, they have come across the Azure Marketplace. Why to sell on Azure Marketplace? Well, the answer is very simple. With the Azure Marketplace, you get a chance to expose your product and services to a larger audience at a reasonable price.
Over the last couple of years, cloud technology has established itself among the market’s top technology. Seeing how businesses are taking the cloud computing approach, it is possible that ransomware’s next big target can be cloud technology.
According to Gartner, cloud technology’s total market will be well over $330B by the end of 2022. And with the COVID 19 still lurking around, we can expect that most of the businesses will use cloud technology to perform most of their work.
With the increase in cloud technology uses, we will be able to see more CDC complaints, which will need immediate SaaS solutions. There are just too many things that might happen with cloud technology in the future. It is also certain that ransomware will take advantage of this situation out of all the things.
With so much that might happen in the future, you must prepare yourself with the Cloud vulnerabilities.
Let’s not get ahead of yourself. If you really want to understand Internet Security, there are certain terms that you need to be aware of.
Cloud Crypto-jacking is the process where a hacker gets hold of the organization’s Cloud API keys through the files and folders. Then the hacker uses this opportunity to stealthily infiltrate the cloud services and use the CPU resources for Crypto Mining.
To restrict this kind of attack, the IT team has to monitor the CPU usage on a regular interval. Some businesses even use an automated script to notify them when the CPU usage crosses the threshold mark.
It is a kind of attack where the attacker brute forces themselves to hack all the necessary credentials. These attacks cannot be stopped by limiting the authentication rate, as the hackers can slow down these processes.
Businesses should keep track of the website to see unnecessary movement. Even a change in sudden traffic is the signal of Credential stuffing. You can even use multiple authentications and Risk-Based Authentication to calculate the risk involved with cloud computing.
Server Side Request Forgery is when a hacker hacks into the system to manipulate the system resources. Hackers are proficient enough to compromise your login credentials, and critical data are stored in the cloud system.
They can even further this approach by executing API to gain high access to the system. To ensure this never happens with your system, you should access the only authorized user URLs into the system.
This is one of the most common mistakes a new start up a new organization makes, misconfiguration. Misconfiguration is when the organization’s management team is unable to maintain its data correctly. This misconfiguration can involve the followings:
- Excessive permissions.
- Sticking with the Default Credentials.
- Disabling basic security features.
- Using Insecure data storage.
Organizations should run a continuous assessment to check for this misconfiguration to ensure that the organizations are safe and secure.
We hope that this post has shown some insight into future cybersecurity. But, hey, you do not have to worry that cloud technology will be vulnerable to ransomware. If you have integrated the right technology. You do not have to worry about a single try.