Today world of digitization is all-encompassing, impacting all that can be seen and heard. The cloud computing technology is playing a major role in this digitization transformation. It has replaced traditional IT infrastructure with trending cloud-based solutions. Keeping data secure on cloud is not essential only for military people, but also for IT industries it is equally important. Since cloud hackers are constantly evolving and attacking targeted computers with new attacks, therefore, we have to be updated with recent Cyberthreats. This means that organizations have to keep them updated with trending attacks. We are in a scenario where IT platforms are working on dramatic digital transformation. By default, the use of online data protection solutions is mandatory with the adoption of cloud technology for work. With an unexpected growth in the use of online solutions, a new type of business security attack is emerging. This threat is coming with the waves of Ransomware attack, named as Leaking Cloud Buckets.
When organizations expose their data on public cloud from private secured network, this results in misconfiguration of storage bucket. This type of incidence with bucket is referred to as leaking cloud buckets. A bucket is offered by each public online storage service. The term is given by Amazon Web Services depositories of cloud. Well, Azure considers this term bucket as ‘blobs’. Configuration of bucket storage can be done in any customized manner but, it should comprise of arena where bucket holds, the lifecycle conditions for objects present in the bucket, and basic access controls.
Last year, there has been a trending attack named as Ransomware that afflicted popular enterprises like Dow Jones, Verizon, Viacom, Uber, and U.S. military too. In such a situation, a question strikes in mind that – Whom to blame for the incidence occurrence? Customers? Service providers? Or the storage vendors or attackers? When the actual reason for the incidence occurrence comes out, the cloud providers like IBM, Verizon, AWS, etc., never lie and accept their mistake, if present. Eventually, majority of cases are found because of human errors because they do not take cloud security as a serious concern. It seems as if you are shocked after reading this fact but, it is a bitter truth. Gartner assumes that there are around 95% of failures in cloud computing security, only because of human silly errors. These humans can be any like employees in an IT company.
There exists two major attributes of leaking cloud buckets, which can never be taken forsake. Both of these attributes are mentioned below:
The weakness of cloud buckets that it is coupled with an immature cloud storage developed through administrator concerns.
CloudCodes deals with the leaking cloud buckets through automated cloud storage validation system. Doing work on public cloud is most dangerous thing but, alike any digital surface, the entire state configuration of online storage decides its resilience. CloudCodes scans the instances of storage platform and checks online environments & servers on their own. By achieving perfect security standards on place, governmental as well as non-governmental industries can prevent buckets from data leaking.