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Cloud Services Face Growing Security Threats

Popularity of cloud-based services attracts increase in cyber-attacks

Monday, March 04, 2013
Companies that rely on cloud-based services to store sensitive data are increasingly vulnerable to cyber-attacks, according to The San Jose Mercury News.

A whopping 46 percent of IT professionals said their firms suffered a security breach on popular cloud platforms, according to a survey conducted by Intel Corp. Companies and individuals who use cloud-based services need to be aware that they are responsible for the privacy and security of their account, not the cloud-based service provider.

Internet-based cloud services enable users to access and share data using any Internet-enabled device or server. Customers and businesses are uploading financial and medical information as well as trade secrets and company documents to cloud services. However, many are unaware of potential data security threats of the cloud.

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