The rapid shift to cloud computing brings great opportunities, but also great security threats
Namely, as the situation changes rapidly and the cloud becomes a native element of organizations, so does the perception of cybercriminals. They are easily and quickly adapted, as with any technology throughout history.
That’s why it’s no surprise that cloud security is the fastest growing segment on the global security market. It is about spending 841 million US dollars in the last year, which is 246 million dollars more than was spent through 2020.
Currently, most organizations use multiple cloud services and a large number of their servers. Also, their main choice is hybrid cloud, which combines private and public cloud. The private one is chosen for keeping the most sensitive data, and the public one for the less sensitive ones. This saves money and time.
Unfortunately, we are increasingly witnessing that the hybrid cloud creates complications because each server has different models related to security, which users must recognize, understand and then manage them in the intended way. This in turn wastes time and money. So the situation is complicated. But it is not insurmountable.
Of course, developing the right security plan is not easy. Some organizations are worried about potential attacks by larger hacker groups, others are struggling with how to wean employees from choosing “1234” as their password. Therefore, adopting the basics of security, understanding where the market is going, and asking cloud providers tough questions about their own security is a good path to follow and adhere to in order to have a comfortable cloud experience.