Cloud Security Threats for 2021

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Security in the cloud era is a priority — but the cloud has provided bad actors with a greater set of targets than ever, as well as with new tools to conduct attacks. Those attacks are based on launch points ranging from the mundane, such as forgotten or compromised credentials, to new ones using data science tools such as AWS Glue and Sage Maker and sophisticated attacks using powerful tools like Kubernetes. Here are some of the up-and-coming attacks we can expect to see more of as we move into 2021.

Persistency Attacks
Cloud architecture allows for full flexibility when it comes to creating new instances and running virtual machines that can match any hardware or software environment desired. But that flexibility, if not properly secured, lets bad actors launch attacks — and persist in doing so as they maintain control over the initial assault.

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