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The Top Cloud Security Issues and How to Address Them

May 1st, 2024 | 4 min. read

By Jordan Pioth

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Cloud storage has become prevalent in today’s technology. Most organizations store their data in the cloud so they can retain more data.

However, the challenge with using cloud storage is that the cloud is a public platform that can be accessed and used by anyone. Without proper security, you are at risk for a data breach or cyberattack and your data in the cloud may be compromised.

Data breaches and cyberattacks will lead to detrimental consequences for your organization such as compromised data, increased network downtime, and in some cases, irreparable network damage.

Coeo understands how important cloud security is to an organization and has delivered thousands of cloud security solutions to enhance cloud security and avoid data breaches and other cyberattacks.

By the end of this article, you will understand some of the top cloud security challenges that organizations experience and the ways to address them.

The top cloud security challenges organizations experience

The use of the cloud has become much more prevalent in today’s world and is being used to improve connectivity and storage. However, without the proper cloud security, you could become a victim of a cyberattack or data breach.

Because of this, it is important to understand the top security challenges organizations experience in the cloud so you can determine whether your organization has any cloud security vulnerabilities. The top cloud security challenges that organizations experience include:


One of the most common cloud security challenges is misconfiguration caused by human error leading to vulnerabilities in cloud security. If your cloud security is being managed internally, your personnel may misconfigure something unintentionally.

This typically results from a lack of experience within the IT organization. For this reason, your cloud security needs to be managed by reliable IT resources either internally or externally so your cloud security is always up-to-date with the best technology.

Lack of access control

Most cloud security platforms use access controls and authentication tools to determine who has access to the network and who does not.

However, if your security technology does not use access controls or has not set those controls properly, then your data stored in the cloud may be accessed by anyone including malicious actors.

Poor cloud security controls

Another challenge with cloud security is having a poor set of controls. Similar to access controls, cloud security solutions offer security controls that enable you to set policies for the data stored in the cloud.

Creating security controls allows your organization to set policies for your data focused specifically on your needs.

For instance, the more sensitive, important data should be set with higher security controls to ensure they can’t be compromised while other data that is not as sensitive can be set with more relaxed security policies allowing more people in the organization to access it.

If these security controls are not properly set, you may be the victim of a cyberattack and your data may be compromised causing detrimental consequences.

Lack of real-time security monitoring

If your organization monitors your cloud security, it is important that its monitored in real-time so you can manage any vulnerabilities or security breakdowns.

However, if you do not have any internal IT expertise or your IT team does not have the bandwidth to monitor your cloud security internally, using a cloud service provider to manage your cloud data and security may enhance your cloud security.

Additionally, it can be easy to assume no monitoring is needed internally since your cloud service provider is monitoring your cloud security for you.

However, cloud service providers are typically in charge of monitoring and managing the cloud security of hundreds and in some cases thousands of different organizations.

For this reason, it is also important for your organization to monitor in real-time as much as possible in addition to your cloud service provider to ensure nothing slips through the cracks of your cloud security.

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How to address these top cloud security challenges

Now you understand the top cloud security issues that organizations experience. However, it is also important that you know how to address these issues so you can prevent or avoid them when they occur in your network.

Most importantly, your organization must have a reliable IT team to monitor your cloud security.

Whether this team is internal or external with a cloud service provider, this team must understand the security so human error does not cause misconfigurations that can result in security vulnerabilities.

Another way to solve cloud security issues is to make sure you set the proper access and security controls. Access and security controls will restrict access to certain data in the cloud allowing only authorized users to access it.

Finally, to prevent malicious actors from entering your network and causing cyberattacks and data breaches, your organization must utilize real-time cloud security monitoring.

This will help you identify potential breaches before they occur so you can decrease the likelihood of an attack.

Improving cloud security in your organization

Now you understand the top cloud security issues and how to address them. This will help your organization identify any issues with cloud security when they come up.

Cloud usage has become more popular with almost every organization utilizing it daily to improve connectivity and store data.

While cloud applications and storage can be beneficial to an organization, it is still a public platform that can be accessed by anyone. Therefore, cloud security should be a top priority to prevent data stored in the cloud from being compromised.

Coeo understands how important reliable cloud security is and has delivered many cloud security solutions to organizations to improve their security and help them avoid cyberattacks and data breaches.

We want you to understand what the top cloud security issues are and how to address them so you can solve and avoid these issues in your organization.

If you would like to speak with our team to learn more about cloud security or ask any questions you may have you can schedule an appointment.TALK TO AN EXPERT

Now that you understand the top cloud security issues and how to solve them, read this article to understand how to optimize cloud storage:

Jordan Pioth

When he's not creating content for Coeo, Jordan loves to watch sports, hang out with friends and family, and anything sneaker-related.