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Public Cloud API Security Risks: Fact or Fiction?

Submitted by on October 7, 2018 – 2:33 amNo Comment

The growth in the public cloud worldwide shows no sign of slowing down, with the market predicted to be worth around 160 billion U.S. dollars by 2020. And this trend has become even more widespread in the UK since the introduction of the Government’s Cloud First policy in 2013, which aims to make the cloud the default choice for a variety of computing services. While the UK Government’s Austerity Programme has had some effect on take up, the overall trend is still consistent. Many UK departments have already made this decision based on risk management assessments.

Cloud Security

Migration to the cloud essentially means moving sensitive government data to a third-party infrastructure and often relying on that third party for security. Government guidelines say that with cloud services, users need to take ‘a shared approach to responsibility … [and] Where appropriate you should layer security controls on top of those built into the cloud services you are using.’

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