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To your first point, yes there can be a greater risk. Depending on what an attacker is after, a cloud provider is a great target. You can potentially get lots of juicy information about targets or perhaps even authentication materials. A great example of this is the MongoHQ breach which resulted in Buffer being compromised as they had stored their access ...


I infer you're interpreting the cloud as a "tenant based" instance where you are on a hosted server, with 100s of other companies. This is not always the case. Using AWS as an example, or Softlayer, you can throw up your instances and use the same principles to lock things down. E.g., throw on a firewall ACL ONLY allowing connections to your instance from ...

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