a dimply lit image of the inside of a computer data server case. there is a ghostly cloud hovering in the middle of the case connected to various circuitry with fine glowing wires. illustration by justin r wood

AD: Stefan Jermann
For Bystronic World Magazine
Spring 2022

A series of 3 images — a cover and two interior works.

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Cloud computing is the use of remote servers hosted on the internet to store, manage, and process data. While cloud computing is a convenient and cost-effective way to store and access data, it can also be vulnerable to data breaches. Compromised cloud computing is when an unauthorized user gains access to cloud-hosted data. This can be done through malicious attacks, such as phishing or malware, or through accidental data breaches, such as a user accidentally sharing their credentials with an unauthorized user.

When cloud computing is compromised, the potential for data breaches is high. Data breaches can lead to the theft of sensitive information, such as financial information, customer data, or intellectual property. Additionally, data breaches can lead to the loss of customer trust and reputational damage. To protect against data breaches, organizations should take steps to secure their cloud computing environment, such as using strong authentication and encryption, as well as monitoring for suspicious activity. Additionally, organizations should have a plan in place to respond to a data breach if it occurs.