At HALOCK®, we recognize there’s a tremendous amount of concern surrounding cloud-based security. Most of the concern is focused around the risk of moving assets to the cloud and that worry has slowed down the adoption of virtualized infrastructure. It has been a challenge to find solid data surrounding cloud security risks.
So when one of our partners, Alert Logic, issued a report specifically addressing this issue, we were excited to hear and share their findings.
Alert Logic provides security services including intrusion detection, log management, vulnerability scanning, and web application firewalls in both on-premises enterprise data centers and cloud and hosted environments, so they are poised to capture this data. They’ve taken that customer data and analyzed it to see what’s really different in cloud and hosted environments in a series of State of Cloud Security reports.
- Cloud Hosting Provider environments are not inherently less safe than Enterprise Data Center Environments, but data shows that attacks on CHP environments tend to be crimes of opportunity.
- The average frequency of attack is about the same between cloud and enterprise, with brute force topping the list. Cloud seems to have a lesser frequency of web app attack and modern malware/botnet attacks than Enterprise.
- Enterprise sees slightly higher unique attacks.