Do cloud services introduce new cybersecurity risks?
Yes. Cloud services advertise flexibility, scalability, metered service, and some cost savings,
but they also come with added security threats related to government data storage, access, and authentication.
When assessing cloud computing in general and the various deployment patterns,
it is important to thoroughly comprehend the overall financial cost and numerous security components of cloud services (public, private, hybrid, and community).
Government employees who use consumer-based cloud services run an additional risk since these providers might not have strict security measures.