Can Cloud Computing Manage Serious Cyber Threats? U.S. Cyber Chief Says yes, personally I have several doubts regarding this opportunity. I draw inspiration in the article that I read and I quote to introduce the topic, dwelling on the words of Alexander that appeared, in my humble opinion, empty of a technical foundation.
In fact, the paradigm can be adopted to implement complex architectures that can be used to combat threats posed by cyber crime. Do not forget, however, that the same infrastructure represent a great opportunity for criminals that using the cloud can conduct extremely powerful attacks against targets of various kinds.
A corrupted cloud is an important threats because using it an attacker can have great offensive power and because they are the backbone of production systems used to deliver complex services and, therefore, not simply manageable in case of attack.
As in any situation, the introduction of a new technology represents a compromise between the benefits and the real cost for its implementation.
I conclude that today do not exist IT security mature models to protect cloud infrastructures, for this reason it is really difficult to estimate the real costs to maintain a safe and integrated cloud.
Certainly the U.S. government does not have my own opinion, sincerely I do no why.
Pierluigi Paganini is member of the ENISA (European Union Agency for Network and Information Security) Threat Landscape Stakeholder Group and Cyber G7 Group, he is also a Security Evangelist, Security Analyst and Freelance Writer.
Editor-in-Chief at "Cyber Defense Magazine", Pierluigi is a cyber security expert with over 20 years experience in the field, he is Certified Ethical Hacker at EC Council in London. The passion for writing and a strong belief that security is founded on sharing and awareness led Pierluigi to find the security blog "Security Affairs" recently named a Top National Security Resource for US.
Pierluigi is a member of the "The Hacker News" team and he is a writer for some major publications in the field such as Cyber War Zone, ICTTF, Infosec Island, Infosec Institute, The Hacker News Magazine and for many other Security magazines.
Author of the Books "The Deep Dark Web" and “Digital Virtual Currency and Bitcoin”.