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Security Expert Predicts More Attacks On Cloud Infrastructure

With the growing trend amongst companies in switching to third party cloud based services, the threat from the “dark forces” of the web on these cloud infrastructures are also imminent, a security expert has predicted.

Jim Reavis, executive director of Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) made this revelation. He also said any such attack will likely result in the stake holders considering a more serious approach towards standardizing the cloud-infrastructures.

Reavis said in a statement (opens in new tab), "I think we're going to see incidents that are significant, but it's also going to become more interesting as the incidents may kickstart debates on who's going to be responsible for the breach".

Reavis recently went to Singapore for attending an ISO cloud security standards meeting.

Reavis stated that such meetings, usually attended by both government officials as well as the private sector bosses indeed holds quite a lot significance, as such meetings aim to "build the framework that articulates what a provider and customer can control" thus eventually leading into making the framework strictly under ISO standards.

Reavis also pointed out how it is really important to indulge in a consistent dialogue process with governments and officials, which according to him give vital knowledge how to reduce the threats of any potential cyber-attack.

Ravi Mandalla was ITProPortal's Sub Editor (and a contributing writer) for two years from 2011. Based in Ahmedabad, India, Ravi is now the owner and founder of Parity Media Pvt. Ltd., a news and media company, which specializes in online publishing, technology news and analysis, reviews, web site traffic growth, web site UI. Ravi lists his specialist subjects as: Enterprise, IT, Technology, Gadgets, Business, High Net Worth Individuals, Online Publishing, Advertising, Marketing, Social Media, News, Reviews, Audio, Video, and Multi-Media. He has also previously worked as Dy. Manager - IT Security at (n)Code Solutions.