Security Issues Shed a Sour Light on Modern Cloud Computing

The cloud network is causing a huge industry shift. The first few years of mainstream cloud network usage has brought on a slew of problems. Many of these have been fixed, but there is one glaring hole in the system’s infrastructure that is causing more pronounced alarm- the security.

What is the Cloud?

The cloud is a remote hosting system or service that backs up content for businesses. The cloud is remotely located, and it acts as the back-end server for content. Companies do not need to deploy their own server as a hosting platform, which is an amazing perk. Unfortunately, it allows the content to be open for the world to pop in and see.

Notably, cloud computing has gone a long way in improving security measures. Google, DropBox, Yahoo, and many other companies have jumped on board to make for mostly secured computing. When it comes to superfluous content leaking, it does not seem to be a big deal. But, when it comes to naked photographs or significant customer data, the public gets expectantly and unnervingly upset. Regardless, companies sometimes need to store data on a server. It is the way of the future.

What is Software as a Service?

Software as a service is a major area for improvement, and perhaps the one area that has no choice but to play ball with cloud networking. Software as a service is an implied strategy where companies provide access to software on a server. Users download the software (among many other things) from the company website. The actual program files are being pulled from a cloud, allowing the company to offset their cloud computing expenses to the third-party cloud computing. They do not need to host the content in their own office space and on their own dime.

Hosting such large program files was impractical in the past. Now, software as a service is valid and logical. Companies need to work around these security issues. There are legal ramifications for allowing clouds to be breached, and high-profile cases are becoming an unfortunate reminder of what happens when technology gets too big too fast.