No trend is more relevant than cloud computing. Cloud is surely the backbone of the most data-driven app-based tech ecosystem and expanding its capabilities like no other.

Cloud configurations allow you to approach security with increased visibility and granularity, but that doesn’t mean you can lift and shift your systems to the cloud and assume your data will be safe. Of course, cloud computing comes with its own set of security threats and concerns. 

Cloud Security Challenges:

  1. Visibility: Since public cloud infrastructure is altogether a different platform, you lose most of the controls over the hardware your applications are running on. Your traditional network security tools aren’t as effective as on-premises. This can limit an organization’s ability to monitor their cloud-based resources and protect them against attack.
  1. Cloud management accounts: Organizations use different cloud vendors (possibly many) for different use cases and sometimes even have thousands of different accounts over time as organizations use a multi-cloud approach. Since many people use weak password security, account hijacking has become one of the more serious cloud security issues.
  1. Hybrid environments: Storing some data on-site and some data in the cloud results in needing security tools that are nimble across multiple environments.

and, many more…

The bottom line is that your assets in the cloud aren’t secured by default. And security best practices for the cloud aren’t the same as best practices for on-premises data. You would need to complete your cloud security toolkit with other solutions. Take a look at the report what those solutions are and what benefits they come with in order to be more proactive and more cloud-ready. https://www.tripwire.com/-/media/tripwiredotcom/files/solution-brief/tripwire_extended_into_the_cloud_solution_brief.pdf

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