The Next Frontier of Security in the Age of Cloud
The past two years have seen a drastic shift in the way we work, with many organizations having to quickly make the move from an office-based environment to a hybrid work environment. Now, with hybrid ways of working becoming standard, leaders are focusing on digitally transforming their businesses to adapt to and compete in the new normal. Yet in the rush to adjust, they can forget a foundational and business-critical issue – cyber security.
What Does Mature Cloud Security Look Like?
According to research from ESG’s Cloud-Native Security Maturity e-book, enabling DevSecOps is critical to a successful cloud-native journey.
Over the past two years, we’ve seen a rapid acceleration of cloud adoption across a spectrum of organizations. Typical of most technology movements and trends, organizations were more focused on transforming their business with cloud technologies and less concerned with security.
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Cloud computing programming takes many forms. For back-end developers, it might mean the development of a cloud-native app or the continuous delivery of an interconnected set of microservices. For administrators, it might mean the development of a script that automatically provisions cloud-based resources. For web developers, it might mean the development of an Angular or React app that consumes cloud-hosted resources.
How is Cloud Computing useful for us?
Whenever you work on the computer, it is necessary to have your computer with you and after working, you save your file and store it in the hard disk. Now think that you aren’t home and something has to be changed or added to the same file.
How will you do it? Because if you do not have your computer in which that file is, how will it work? There is only one solution, that is cloud computing.
What to Expect When You Go Cloud-Native
Many organizations today have made the choice to adopt cloud-native applications and architectures and are seeing positive results. But some are still struggling with adoption challenges including increased complexity, costs and an ongoing talent shortage. Despite those adoption challenges, going cloud-native is still an incredibly sound investment and it can help your organization experience many benefits. Before delving into the reasons to justify cloud-native, we must touch on the various definitions of cloud-native. This will give us a baseline understanding to build on.
How to pick the right cloud storage
Let’s be honest, storage has always been a complicated subject. Teams of dedicated storage administrators would choose between block (SAN), file (NAS) or direct-attached (DAS), and then each choice led to more details such as HDD versus SSD. The cloud is supposed to make everything simple with storage-as-a-service. While the details of infrastructure have now been passed on to the magic of the cloud, there are still many choices that have a notable impact on performance, costs and scale.
We Know Cloud-Native. What’s Cloud-Next?
Seven years after the phrase first emerged, cloud-native is the desired destination for the majority of organizations embarking on a digital transformation journey.
But seven years is a lifetime in technology and it would be extremely naive to think that cloud-native is the end of the story, any more than the fall of the Berlin Wall was the end of history.
The main security challenges when adopting cloud services
The popularity of cloud services has increased exponentially in recent years. The prospects of saving on capital and operational expenditures have been significant driving forces in influencing companies to adopt cloud services. Scalability and elasticity are also key drivers that encourage companies to move to the cloud. However, moving to the cloud comes with a lot of challenges.
Why Security Leaders Must Know Their Cloud
Cloud computing’s business value keeps increasing — but the challenges remain formidable for many organizations. And while cloud is often thought of as an IT issue, new research shows that security teams are also feeling tremendous pressure.
What Is a Cloud Access Security Broker?
How do you protect your data in the cloud, even from inside threats who access content remotely without authorization? You need a CASB.
With the rise in workforce mobility, unauthorized use of the cloud and Shadow IT, i.e. use of technology without explicit permission from a company, have also risen. The ability to monitor and govern the use of cloud applications like Office 365 has become essential.
Public sector organizations are leading in multi-cloud adoption
As cloud adoption continues to increase around the world, the multi-cloud is quickly becoming the dominant IT architecture in use. For most businesses, the multi-cloud gives them the flexibility to enjoy the best of all cloud providers and use them based on what they need.
New study reveals challenges of moving to the cloud
Technology media company Foundry (formerly IDG) released the findings of its ninth Cloud Computing Survey and found that IT decision-makers (ITDMs) are running up against several challenges when implementing a cloud strategy. These include controlling costs, data privacy and the cost of security.
Three ways to build cost resilience into your cloud
Data center outages are expensive. Many organizations actually rush to migrate to the cloud, in part, to obtain the 99.9% or more availability that public cloud providers promise them.
In their haste, those same organizations often fail to guard against the potential cost of “unexpected uptime” in the cloud. Because leaders of infrastructure and operations, or I&O, typically approach cloud cost control as a financial governance problem, they view cost mistakes as missed opportunities for efficiency rather than a risk to the business.
Cloud Security Solutions: 5 Common Causes of Cyber-Risk
Cloud usage has increased exponentially over the last few years, particularly during the pandemic’s wake.
Misconfigured settings, poor data management, insufficient employee training, inadequate security policies and choosing the wrong provider can put you at risk in the public cloud environment.
Companies Are Adopting Cloud, but Do They Really Know Why?
Without measurable use cases clearly tied to the business, IT organizations could put their cloud programs at risk.
By now, we have entered the Cloud 2.0 era. Cloud capabilities, like any other technology in the past, have been maturing — and cloud is now seen as much more than a destination. It is a true business enabler, designed to deliver value to the organization and help achieve its overall goals and objectives. Leaders want to improve their IT organizations, improve their businesses, and improve customer experiences.