The Cloud Security Alliance conducted a security study identifying the "seven deadly sins" of cloud computing. Among the top seven threats, according to GCN, are:
- Malicious Insiders -- The rapid growth of cloud computing leaves gaps in background checking because service providers are rushing to fill positions.
- Shared Technology Vulnerabilities -- Poor management of virtual machines can allow attackers back door access.
- Account, Service & Traffic Hijacking -- The cloud is vulnerable to man-in-the-middle attacks and other types of hacking. There is a lack of strong, two-factor authentication.
You'll want to see the slide show on the Cloud Security Alliance's top threats to cloud computing at CTO Edge.
In related news, Google has joined the Cloud Security Alliance. ZDNet calls the addition a "landmark for the alliance."