The cloud system is usually very opaque as it gives users a little or rare visibility on how the service is deployed or controlled. Consequently, the incapability of users in enacting their own control over the cloud provider impacts the privacy of any information. In fact, cloud system leads to loss of control among users upon which security is put at risk. Yarlagadda and Ramanujam (2011) suggest that the system’s inherent value challenges the general services in private, public and hybrid cloud configurations. Organizations usually have lots of users and their secure access to every system in an evolving virtualized surrounding is barely assured.
Control and Examples
The progress on cloud system can be made towards reducing threats to security through controls and ease compliance of regulation on transparency. The enhanced cloud-based system could result in reducing expenses of administration and increasing the efficiency. The users can be encouraged to access the control to prevent any potential risks. True, the provider must be very transparent in ensuring that security reports are available and they satisfy fundamental questions asked by the consumers. For instance, users can collect and analyze the security logs to eliminate doubt and increase confidence in this system. Moreover, providers can allow suitable change control on using the passwords but maintain a secure virtual system of operation. The information on who logs into a virtual machine with a tenant portal should be instituted to consumers too. Through such actions, trust becomes instilled in users. When the user employs the cloud systems such as Amazon or Google, security alerts can be sparked to avoid probable computer worms, viruses and hackers every time the user logs in.
The effort on improving the cloud system makes both the service provider and the user march ahead in unison. In such a scenario, the applied technology digs deeper into every concern that the user might have. The privileged user management brings relevance to data protection and their recovery once the data are lost. All in all, any concern that may represent a substantial challenge to cloud-based system adoption must get the solution accordingly.