Cloud Computing incident statistics, by CSA

Do incidents happen in the Cloud? And are we talking about? Which kind of incidents? To have some answers and views on these questions, it is worth to look the report by CSA called “Cloud Computing Vulnerability Incidents: A Statistical Overview

11,491 news articles on cloud computing-related outages from 39 news sources between Jan 2008 and Feb 2012 were reviewed.
The investigation revealed that the top three threats were

  • “Insecure Interfaces & APIs” (51 incidents; 29% of all threats),
  • “Data Loss & Leakage” (43 incidents; 25%), and
  • “Hardware Failure” (18 incidents; 10%).
    These three threats accounted for 64% of all cloud outage incidents




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