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Cloud security plays an important role in every field like business and personal world. With a large number of benefits it has some myths also. Cloud security is solely the cloud provider’s responsibility: a standard misconception is that the cloud provider automatically takes care of all the safety needs of the customer’s data and process while in the cloud. Password policies, release management for software patches, management of user roles, security training of staff, and data management policies are all responsibilities of the purchasers and a minimum of as critical because the security is done by the general public cloud provider. While users are hardening internal security, don’t assume that cloud provider backs up data and will be able to restore it just in case of a security breach. It is instrumental and important that users simply implement a backup solution that backs up data that’s hosted on the cloud to an onsite backup or to a different cloud provider. In addition, in case of a security breach, user will get to restore data from backups. “There is indeed a good case to make for fair taxation and that uneven effective tax rates can distort competition and lead to smaller tax revenues” (Bauer, 2018).
Don’t get to manage the cloud: many people believe that since the cloud infrastructure is usually basically just a managed service, that the safety of the services is additionally managed. Many cloud based systems are left inadvertently unsecured because the customer doesn’t know that they have to try to something to secure them, as they assume that the provider has done what an in-house staff would traditionally have done by default. Cloud security requires an equivalent discipline for security of any data center. Cloud data centers are as resilient as any, but the weakness comes if the policies, processes and tools aren’t regularly monitored by the IT operations staff responsible (Determann, 2016).
Ignore BYOD and be more secure: not supporting and implementing a BYOD policy does not mean an enterprise will be less at risk of a data breach, SVP of cloud and hosting sales. The BYOD movement is here to stay. Some experts recommend deploying a mobile content management (MCM) solution, as protecting the data will be what ultimately defines business’ security and compliance requirements. “Despite the Australian Federal Government’s ‘cloud-first’ strategy and policies, and the Queensland State Government’s ‘digital-first’ strategy, cloud services adoption at local government level has been limited—largely due to data security concerns” (Ali, Shrestha, Chatfield, & Murray, 2020). Cloud data isn’t saved on mobile devices: I still hear people speaking about cloud deployment as if using this service means users are not saving any enterprise data on mobile devices, which this might make device data protection a moot point. Apps that are connecting to devices are always caching data, which cached data is stored on your employees’ mobile devices. This data can be breached and hacked and therefore must be protected.
Single tenant systems are more secured than multi-tenant: Multitenant systems ensure that software updates, including security patches, are applied to all customers simultaneously. With single-tenant systems, software vendors are required to update individual customers’ virtual machines. Cloud security provides an additional level of security to the network and protects data of personal and professional network (Martinez, Cano, & Vilajosana, 2020). Multi-tenant systems are safer than single tenant: there are not any absolutes in cloud security. The complete opposite statement regarding cloud tenancy also can be viewed as a myth. “Blockchain is an eccentric technology, at the same time, the most vaunted, least understood and most disrupting technology of the current era” (Chitranshi, & Chawla, 2020).
Cloud computing is one of the most innovative development in the field of computer science. Cloud computing although covers variety of services but software as a service, platform as a service and infrastructure as a service are the three most widely used and known. However the list contains many other such as function as a service, backend as a service and container as a service and the designer, developer and related professionals use the service as per need. “While moving towards the concept of on-demand service, resource pooling, shifting everything on the distributive environment, security is the major obstacle for this new dreamed vision of computing capability” (Singh, 2016).
The outside view of the cloud IT infrastructure looks simple and easily understandable but the background of it is very complex and requires efficient knowledge about the cloud to deal with the complex infrastructure. With the advances in technology the demand for serverless function and facility increases. Organizations move from on-site to the cloud and while doing so the security is compromised and not given enough attention which results in a decline in the security of the cloud service. Cloud security tools use various steps like access control, permission control, audit, authorities, etc.
“Cloud computing enables cost-effective and scalable growth of IT services that can enhance government services” (Ali, 2020). Those who are well aware of cloud service and have proper knowledge about the same don’t indulge in any myths but those who lack information make false statements about the cloud which it gets known as the cloud security myths. The major myth is that the cloud is not secure and the reason why people believe in this myth is because of the cases of cloud compromise and attack. After taking appropriate measures and implementation security tools along with the security management from the provider side it can be stated that the cloud is secure. Some people on the other hand believe that the cloud is perfectly secure, which is again a false myth. No security tool or precaution can guarantee perfect security in any case.
Another myth states that on-site organization is more secure than the cloud, however depends upon the security steps taken on-premise and on cloud both. When moving to the cloud, special care needs to be taken to ensure the information is secure from any attack. Cloud service providers are the organizations that indulge in providing the concerned cloud service to those who sign for it. Cloud service providers are many in number and have their headquarters based in different locations thus the statement that all cloud service providers are the same is a false myth. Lack of knowledge about cloud computing and fake statements being made by people has resulted in cloud security myths. “Trust is another security issue in the cloud, the establishment of trust might become a key establishment of the better relationship among the users and service provider in the cloud computing” (Seemakurti, n.d.).