Cloud will bring new threats, warns Trend Micro

Summary:Cloud infrastructure and connectivity, as well as devices reliant on it, will lead to new vulnerabilities for enterprises, according to Trend Micro

The increased reliance on cloud computing will bring with it new flavours of threats, according to Trend Micro.

The security company, in its predictions report for 2010, released on 9 December, identified cloud computing as a trend that will amplify threats to companies over-reliant on cloud computing vendors.

It noted that cloud computing, driven by the financial climate, is poised to "take off and grow exponentially", but warned the nature of the cloud makes it an attractive target to hackers, who are drawn to the ease of going after a single cloud serving various customers and taking down "multiple systems secured the same way".

For more on this story, see Cloud computing to usher new threats on ZDNet Asia.

Topics: Security


Victoria Ho is a tech journalist based in Singapore, whose writing has appeared in publications such as ZDNet, TechCrunch, and The Business Times. When she's not obsessing about IT, you can find her tinkering with music and daydreaming about which guitar to buy next.

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