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The Five Warning Signs Your Cloud Has Been Breached

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    Large Number of Requests for the Same Objects or Files

    One of the most popular attack methods is trial and error. In this case, attackers try a variety of exploits and hope that one of them sticks. For example, if you see a large number of requests for the same file type or permission setting in your IaaS and PaaS clouds that have virtual machines, operating systems and databases, it suggests a need for pause and analysis.

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The Five Warning Signs Your Cloud Has Been Breached

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    Large Number of Requests for the Same Objects or Files

    One of the most popular attack methods is trial and error. In this case, attackers try a variety of exploits and hope that one of them sticks. For example, if you see a large number of requests for the same file type or permission setting in your IaaS and PaaS clouds that have virtual machines, operating systems and databases, it suggests a need for pause and analysis.

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).