How Secure is Your Cloud Providers?

Public clouds have the most advanced technologies to fight cybersecurity. As large targets, the public cloud providers still have the constant challenges to protect their environments. How secure are they?

Where are the Attacks?

Let us look at the famous Solarwinds hack. The hackers were able to embed their logic inside the enterprise environment through a “trusted” supplier, SolarWinds, even though the affected enterprises had closed networks. This is the so-called supply-chain cybersecurity.

This threat is not just software, but hardware too, where the embedded logic is part of the hardware from the suppliers. The NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act) regulation in the US tries to address this.

As the closed network cannot protect supply-chain cybersecurity, imagine if the corporate networks are opened!

Can you trust the Public Clouds?

Probably not.

Public clouds have the most advanced technologies and the best practices to protect their environment compared with the enterprises. However, hacking still happens.  For example, August 2021, Microsoft warned thousands of its Azure Cloud customers that their main databases have been compromised.

In other words, it is not 100%. If the public cloud service providers are hacked, the hackers can access their customers’ enterprise information. For video surveillance or VSaaS, consider the worst case, the hackers not only have the access to the videos, but also the sites map, camera locations and configurations, and even control the cameras.

The cloud-managed architecture with the management from outside presents serious risk!

Is there a trust-no-one Public Cloud solution? 

Yes!  Please check out NFDHybrid cloud.