Increased Cybercrime Both Targeting And Leveraging The Cloud
Security has been one of the main inhibitors of cloud services. Look for cybercriminals to make more progress in legitimizing those concerns. With more sensitive data traveling the cloud and being stored within the cloud, the opportunity becomes more ripe than ever before. In addition, the same benefits of the cloud that appeal to legitimate businesses also appeal to the bad guys who are increasingly using the cloud to support their exploits. Cybercriminals can just as easily scale-up or scale-down their capacities depending on the type of attack that is being waged. Costs of crime are more effectively contained, and servers can be quickly taken down if the plan is discovered.