Ransomware can strike from anywhere, even the cloud. This dangerous form of malware provides infectious viruses on even the strongest defend cloud platforms. Malicious hackers are praying from all angles, so it’s important to take extra precaution. As the threat landscape starts to extend to the cloud, it’s crucial to have an effectively managed security plan in place.
Nowadays, you need much more than just a firewall and antivirus software to keep your network intact. You need a comprehensive cloud strategy with security monitoring and layers of defense around the entire network. This may be easier said than done, but without the right protection, your operation may severely suffer down the road.
These are some of the popular types of security risks that ransomware can create:
Denial-of-Service (DoS) Attacks:
A denial-of-service attack will hinder a visitor’s ability to navigate on certain websites. During a DOS attack, hackers will strike from multiple computers and IP addresses to overload certain websites. Attackers will overload the website’s traffic capacity, which causes the site to shut down for other users. Once a hacker is in control of the web domain, they may rearrange the website in a manner that could direct other visitors to different threats.
Shared Cloud Computing Services:
Threat intelligence has no limits, even when it comes to cloud networks. You may feel safe sharing files from the cloud, but this can be a major mistake if you’re not careful. Some cloud solutions are not compatible to share amongst others. This means that your clients might not have the same layer of protection that your office is supported by. If a client’s file isn’t stored into the cloud, then it may fall into the hands of the wrong person.
Negligent Employee Behavior:
Computer security is nothing to be negligent about. Any form of employee negligence can make a detrimental impact on any type of cloud solution. You can log in to the cloud from any mobile outlet or PC, which can pave room to expose critical security vulnerabilities.
Even the strongest cloud solutions have security vulnerabilities. You need the right internet security system to safeguard your cloud host. Practice penetration to detect vulnerabilities in the cloud infrastructure. This will help you identify what needs to be patched up in your network.
Phishers are everywhere. They are lingering around the internet ready to prowl on your most precious data. If you get hit with a phishing attack, you may be exposed to a ransomware strike. Hackers will disguise themselves as cloud providers asking for any login credentials. This should raise an immediate red flag for a risk of invasion.
Critical Data Loss:
In most cases, network data is the cornerstone for your operation. It provides information about every aspect of your business. Anything from your financial reports to your transaction summaries, password information, and beyond needs to be protected in the cloud. If ransomware clenches into the cloud, you may be at risk to lose it all.