" PREPARING FOR WORST-CASE SCENARIOS WITH CYBER ATTACKS ON DATA CENTERS "
or misconfiguration in a shared platform component such as a hypervisor can allow an attacker to compromise the cloud data security of many or all customers of that provider’s cloud service at once, resulting in a data breach.
Rigid processes around shared infrastructure management are needed for cloud data security. Best practices around client implementation and data management help protect against shared technology vulnerabilities. In addition, routine vulnerability and compliance-focused scanning of internal service delivery and client-facing resources is needed.
distributed denial-of-service(DDoS) attack occurs when multiple systems flood the bandwidth or resources of a targeted system, usually one or more web servers. Such an attack is often the result of multiple compromised systems (for example, a botnet) flooding the targeted system with traffic.
An attack overwhelms a network, website or application with junk traffic, usually provided by a botnet on infected computers or Internet devices.
A DDoS attack can also provide cover for data theft or malware infection, threatening your cloud data security.
or application programming interfaces, provide developers – and hackers – with control over a cloud application. Legitimate uses of web APIs are integration, management, monitoring, provisioning and other cloud services. Illegitimate users imperil cloud data security and may obtain access to sensitive data, disable servers, change application configuration settings, and siphon off cloud resources to launch other attacks.
Data security around cloud APIs is often weak. For better cloud data security, cloud services APIs should be accessed via encrypted keys, which are used to authenticate the API user. Both the developer and the cloud provider should store their keys in a secured file store or hardware device.
is a type of malicious software from crypto virology that threatens to publish the victim's data or perpetually block access to it unless a ransom is paid usually demanded in Bitcoin.
Ransomware locks your keyboard or computer to prevent you from accessing your data. The digital extortion racket is not new—it’s been around since about 2005, but attackers have greatly improved on the scheme with the development of ransom crypt ware, which encrypts your files using a private key that only the attacker possesses, instead of simply locking your keyboard or computer. Most recently, a global cyberattack spread ransomware to countless computers over 150 countries.
can gain a foothold in a computing infrastructure and ex-filtrate data and intellectual property for financial gain or cyber-espionage over an extended period of time – possibly for months or years. An APT is typically difficult to detect and may evolve its defenses. The data exfiltration may not stand out from normal network traffic.
APTs get into systems, including cloud services, via techniques such as spear phishing, direct hacking, attack code on USB devices, penetration through partner networks, and the use of unsecured or third-party networks.
“Cryptojacking: The Hot New Type of Attack on Data Centers”
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Despite the increased threat of cyber attack around the world, most Data Centers and their associated Building Automation Systems have no protection policies in place. Vulnerabilities are everywhere. Security apertures can be opened by seemingly benign activities such as ping sweeps, use of sophisticated software applications, and, of course, by the use of default passwords.
Cybersecurity tools used in data centers are getting smarter as vendors roll out more machine learning capabilities. It can help with everything from identifying new types of malware to flagging malicious behavior.Training machine learning models does require large amounts of data to make accurate predictions, but this isn't a problem in cybersecurity, where security teams are burdened by the problem of too much data – too many security alerts, too many anomalies, too many potential problems – rather than too little.
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