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Lee Newcombe, Capgemini “Security threats associated with cloud computing” Presentation Transcript

  • 1. Cloud Computing: The Security Threats associated with Cloud Computing Lee Newcombe Ph.D M.Inst.ISP CISSP
  • 2. Agenda
    • What is a security threat?
    • What threats are relevant to cloud?
    • What threats are more relevant to cloud?
    • Relax, it’s not so bad.
  • 3. HMG Definition of a Threat “ A potential cause of an incident that may result in harm to a system or organisation” HMG Information Assurance Standard No 2
  • 4. Cloud Model Cloud Service Provider Internet/PSN /… Software Platform Infrastructure Consumer
  • 5. Cloud Threats Cloud Service Provider Internet/PSN /… Software Platform Infrastructure Consumer
    • Service Provider Staff
    • Access to data (?)
    • Control over service availability and integrity
    • Image/Application Vendors
  • 6. Cloud Threats Internet/PSN /… Software Platform Infrastructure Consumer Cloud Service Provider
    • Competitors
    • Multi-tenant environment
    • Same tin. Same SAN. Same…
  • 7. Cloud Threats Software Platform Infrastructure Consumer Cloud Service Provider Internet/PSN /…
    • Crackers/Hackers
    • Always a threat
    • Clouds: a new area to play in
    • Internet: old area to play in
  • 8. Cloud Threats Software Platform Infrastructure Consumer Cloud Service Provider Internet/PSN /…
    • Insiders
    • Always a threat
    • Cloud services easy to access:
      • Credit card?
      • Network connectivity?
      • Sorted!
  • 9. Cloud Threats Software Platform Infrastructure Consumer Cloud Service Provider Internet/PSN/…
    • Availability
    • You’re now fully reliant on your provider
      • What happens if it’s not there?
  • 10. Cloud Threats COMPLIANCE
  • 11. What’s new?
    • Not a lot!
    Most risks also associated with traditional outsourcing.
    • New (or increased) risks:
    • Virtualisation and multi-tenancy
    • Compliance
  • 12. Relax, it’s not so bad
  • 13. Lee Newcombe, Ph.D M.Inst.ISP CISSP Email: [email_address] Web: http://www.uk.capgemini.com Blog: http://securitylifemusings.blogspot.com