It’s a moment IT folks had anticipated for quite some time and it finally happened in 2020 – the second quarter to be precise. That’s when more money was spent, globally, on public cloud systems than on non-cloud systems. That explains why more organizations have begun to look at the cloud security challenges that they need to overcome.
Cyber security experts have analyzed the path from on-premise solutions to a more hybrid approach that utilizes cloud-based systems as well as on-premise systems. What they’ve surmised is that when deploying a cloud system, many IT complexities are encountered. With complexity comes the risk of losing insights, which is where security “gaps” can occur, and it is through these gaps that cyber criminals have been known to crawl.
There is also the added headache of complicated data, which leads to a lack of overall control. The most secure environments come with architecture that offers granular control. When you choose the right service delivery models, you can also avoid many of the complexities and headaches.
Cloud security challenges go far beyond choosing the correct firewall settings: you also have to encrypt your data. While it is true that you can encrypt your data and continue to be breached, encrypting your data will make it practically useless to cyber criminals.
You also have to do everything you can to avoid misconfiguring your system, because as of a couple of years ago, around one-fifth of every data breach was due to misconfigurations. DivvyCloud reported last year that cloud misconfigurations cost companies around the world $5 trillion between 2018 and 2019. This requires using the right tools that help you zero in on areas that look fine from one viewpoint but are actually misconfigured.
As you audit for misconfigurations, also consider monitoring your workflow. Whether you’re 100% working in the cloud or using a hybrid approach, you need to make sure your workflows and security operations tasks are occurring in tandem. Using automated solutions will help you keep processes moving at the same speed.
Third Party Assistance
Cloud security challenges are being addressed by multiple vendors, all with their own unique take on how to engineer their solutions. If you partner with an agent that has knowledge of all the leading cyber security solutions, you can save a lot of headaches.
At eXemplify we can set you up with managed security that offers a comprehensive approach to security and strategies to reinforce your network protection. We can help you with implementing managed firewall technology and analytic tools for staying ahead of threats. We know our customers need solutions that have flexibility with all types of networks, which is why we never take a one-size-fits-all approach. For more information about advanced integration of machine learning and big data or any other cloud security issue, contact eXemplify today.