Lack of abuse detection allows cloud computing instances to be used like botnets, study says

Some cloud providers don't detect attacks launched from their networks, researchers say

By Lucian Constantin, IDG News Service |  

When making the switch to cloud computing, organizations should search for cloud providers that use high-end firewalls and intrusion detection systems and which undertake regular independent security tests of their environments, Hayati said. "Do not get tempted with ease of use and cheap cost."

In addition, companies should not treat traffic that is coming from public cloud providers as safe, he said.

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