Collective intelligence. What is it and how does it increase security of the cloud?
By definition, collective intelligence is a form of networking that is enabled by the rise of communications technology, which boosts interaction among users to generate their own content.
As various cyber-attack methods continue to evolve, the face of cloud security is also transforming.
Cloud vendors often have a range of experience in mitigating, fighting, and preventing various DDoS and web attacks. Collective intelligence works to leverage this experience before and even after the cloud is attacked.
Cloud security preparedness is increased in the following two ways:
1…BY BRINGING IN BIG DATA:
All data and responses from past attacks and from attempted attacks are stored and used for future reference. This data is especially beneficial in times of sudden and unexpected attacks.
2…By IP REPUTATION SCORE:
Collective intelligence assigns a reputation score to IP addresses based on past behaviour such as being involved in a DDoS attack or web attack, or through scanning and scraping activity. If the site or platform is accessed through an IP address with a low score, an alarm is triggered and the vendor is prepared in the case of an attack.
Leveraging collective intelligence to boost cloud safety in any organization is beneficial in both the short term and long term. Due to the complexity of some attacks and limitations of certain forms of equipment, it is best to identify a multi-layered defense that can work to ensure the cloud offers you the scale you need at the moment it is most needed.
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