The Future of Cybersecurity Lies in Cloud Computing

One might think intuitively that their hardware is more dependable than the cloud. Although this is true in some limited use-cases, the cloud will be your best bid for cybersecurity soon. Amazon, Microsoft, and Google have for long overshadowed most organizations on the cybersecurity front, as these technology giants are capable of recruiting the best talent for securing their operations.

The trend of digital transformation continues to disrupt the IT industry. The growing shift of businesses to cloud computing has led to the adoption of security solutions to keep cyberattacks in check. Cybersecurity is currently the buzzword in the cloud computing landscape, where businesses are in a constant strive to protect their network and systems from fraudulent attacks.

Cybersecurity is about ensuring ready availability of data, let alone providing access to business applications & data and protection against threats. Keeping the data safe while simultaneously accessing it has become a paramount emphasis for organizations at present. This is where the subset of cybersecurity and cloud computing is birthed, called cloud security. As cloud implementations surge, businesses are fast migrating to the cloud and cybersecurity has become an integral part of the process to ensure data security and accessibility.

Key Insights

  • The Interplay of Cloud Computing and Security

The conversations around security are spreading fast as cloud computing reforms the technology landscape. Cloud computing and security have been eminent technology areas. The next-generation enterprises are directing their focus to the workforce, procurement, and security to promote cloud adoption, even while pushing for a robust cyber posture. However, the execution of the cloud-first strategy plays a far greater role.

  • The Wave of Web Application Attacks

Cybersecurity’s future lies where the risk dwells, and the risk is scorching from the network and infrastructure to web applications. Websites have evolved from being mere marketing sites outsourced to be the primary platform of customer base expansion and interaction for businesses.

At present, the core business differentiator being delivered is via software that comprises customer data, making web applications the largest business asset of an organization and most appealing to attackers. As web applications are currently the most common vector for data breaches, the adoption of cybersecurity is an unsaid mandate for enterprises.

  • Containers – Must-Have Yet Vulnerable

Vulnerabilities in container software are increasing manifolds as the adoption of cloud ceaselessly skyrockets. One of the most concerning areas in cloud computing is the race among attackers to devise an exploit before launching a triumphant attack on a container. Containers have a greater quotient of being quickly replication, compared to other technologies, and the attack footprint expands rapidly with an increasingly high number of victims.

Additionally, containers are touted as the next metamorphosis of cloud computing, replacing the traditional VMs architecture – the foundation of most enterprise cloud offerings. With container vulnerabilities on the rise, it is imperative for enterprise IT teams to adopt management tools for automating security of the containers to stave off massive breaches in record time.

Cloud computing is that inflection point in the IT industry where cybersecurity has a crucial role to play in protecting business data and infrastructure. Organizations must make it a priority for cybersecurity starting right from the moment of making decisions over choosing their cloud vendor. And with Cloudlytics, your search ends!

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