Security in cloud hosting terms indirectly addresses availability, confidentiality and integrity.

Security is one single aspect that can cause the undoing of cloud hosting. As it is entirely integrated with the internet, it inevitably faces loads of challenges and vulnerabilities.

Most importantly, it is in the hands of the cloud hosting providers to calmly deal with the various security challenges they face on a daily basis as they have to maintain their client base such that there are no margins for error.

1. Data Integrity

When data is present on a cloud, it can be accessed by anyone even if it is labeled as private. Confidential data might mingle with other end users at a regular basis. Cloud doesn’t differentiate between privileged data and common data thathamper privacy to an extent which might prove detrimental to gaining user approval. Continue reading