Secure cloud infrastructures and applications
Rapid, Decentralized, and Heterogeneous Adoption of Cloud Services and Applications Increases Enterprise RiskHow the Rapid Adoption of Public Cloud is Affecting Cybersecurity
Secure Multiple Clouds
As cloud adoption accelerates, organizations are increasingly reliant on cloud-based services and infrastructures. Ease of deployment contributes to the speed of adoption for cloud services, but it also contributes to a common habit of subscribing to additional services without properly decommissioning previous applications. This creates a snowball of cloud service adoption not funneled through a central entity inside the organization. Instead, many people subscribe to new services through their corporate spending budgets, and often directly, without any censorship or restrictions.
Because of rapid and decentralized adoption of cloud services, organizations often end up with a heterogeneous set of technologies in use, with disparate security controls in various environments.
When evaluating security posture and considering approaches to secure cloud-based infrastructures and applications, security and IT professionals are required to educate themselves on a variety of topics. Those areas include APIs, containers and VM protection strategies, security automation across multiple clouds, cloud-specific security frameworks, centralized approaches to cloud security, security as part of the application lifecycle, leveraging cloud native services for security, and more.