The Five Warning Signs Your Cloud Has Been Breached

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Excessive Read Operations

Finally, once an account is compromised, ex-filtration of information becomes a concern. A spike in file-read requests, application record access, or database read volume signals that a person or a process is trying to gather valuable data. The ability to monitor for exceeded thresholds on reads is a critical element of security monitoring for enterprises.

With ever-increasing sophistication and frequency of attacks, rapidly detecting signs of breaches and insider activities is critical for any enterprise. According to recent research by IBM and Ponemon Institute, the average cost of a data breach for a company has increased 23 percent over the past two years, costing $3.79 million.

Cloud applications with a black-box approach are particularly challenging for enterprises to secure. Hence, enterprises are constantly looking for breadcrumbs or early warning signs to get ahead of the game. Organizations need to ask themselves, "What are the telltale signs of a threat in the cloud?"

In this slideshow, Palerra has identified the top five key indicators of threats to cloud apps that organizations need to monitor (in no particular order).

 

Related Topics : Unisys, Stimulus Package, Security Breaches, Symantec, Electronic Surveillance

 
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