It’s a common misconception that on-premise infrastructure is inherently more secure than infrastructure managed by a service provider in the cloud. And while security remains among the top concerns that some users have about cloud computing, recent research from cloud security player Alert Logic found that security threats faced by infrastructure in the cloud is on par, or in many cases less prevalent than those for on-premise system.
This week, our Anatomy Of An Attack infographic showcased steps hackers may take to crack into your systems. The goal was to show the discovery process that an attacker goes through when looking to do something nasty. We’re not looking to spark fear, but instead to instill some common sense goals to lock down systems before attackers have a chance to penetrate them.
How does access to web properties end up in the hands of a hacker? In this interactive piece, we’ll take you through the steps on how an attacker goes about targeting an organization. The primary goal of such an attack could be to gain access to competitive intelligence, to interfere with business by modifying or defacing a web site or to otherwise disrupt normal business activities – which can all affect you.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Matthew Prince, Co-Founder & CEO at CloudFlare, a Rackspace Cloud Tools Partner. CloudFlare makes it easy for any site to be as fast and secure as the Internet giants.
This is a guest post written by Zohar Alon, Co-Founder and CEO of Dome9 Security, a Rackspace Cloud Tools partner. Dome9 provides the first-ever automated cloud firewall management service to secure your Rackspace Cloud.
This is a guest post written and contributed by Chris Brenton, Cloud Security Architect for CloudPassage, a Rackspace Cloud Tools partner. CloudPassage Halo is the first fully elastic, portable security solution for protecting Cloud Servers.