Cloutage – a database of cloud computing security incidents

The Open Security Foundation, the people who maintain the most comprehensive and useful database of data breach incidents, are now also maintaining a database of cloud computing incidents. This is available at cloutage.org.

There are currently 213 incidents in this data base. Of these, 128 are classified as outages, 40 are classified as autofails, 37 are classified as vulnerabilities, 4 are classified as cases of dataloss and 4 are classified as hacks. Here’s how that looks when you graph it. Clearly, outages are still the most common problem, although they probably don’t cause users of cloud computing the same headaches that having sensitive data compromised does.

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