Posts Tagged ‘Data Breaches’

New Vulnerabilities

Data and security breaches

Data and security breaches have become a common occurrence in our increasingly digital lives.

Security analysts generally agree that when it comes to secure data transfer the most vulnerable part of the chain is the human element, and whilst Bradley Manning, Edward Snowden and Julian Assange’s cavalcade of governmental leaks has made gripping and enlightening news over the past few years, there have been countless other losses of data which, although not as world shattering, have left CEOs, politicians and news editors red in the face.

As the term “omnishambles” (coined by BBC political satire The Thick of It writer Tony Roche) officially entered the OED in August, I think it’s high-time we take this delightful portmanteau out for a stroll and investigate the data blunders that were disastrous from all perspectives. (more…)

CloudCloud Hosting is a way of creating cost effective, scalable and safe web architecture by configuring servers. With all its advantages there are some concerns which are plaguing the extensive use of Cloud Hosting. One of such issue is Security. The security mentioned could be the security of data from hardware damage, but such security is enhanced in cloud hosting since the data is distributed. The real security issues are:

Data Breaches

Data breaches refer to the access of client’s data by someone other than a client. The magnitude of thisthreat was illustrated in the research paper by CSA (Cloud Security Alliance) that how a multitenant server can be breached if the cloud service database is not designed properly. (more…)