Cloud-First But Not Cloud-Only: Why Organizations Need to Simplify Cybersecurity

The global public cloud services market is on track to grow 17% in 2020. But while many organizations may describe themselves as “cloud-first”, they’re certainly not “cloud-only.” .

April 30, 2020

Insights on Securing Cloud Infrastructure
The emergent adoption of cloud services helps organizations drive agility, differentiation, and progress. But like with any technological progress, the cyber risks attached grow right alongside it. This exemplifies that the need for IT leaders to adopt a more holistic, simpler way to manage security has never been greater.

Increasing productivity amongst employees and empowering DevOps to deliver agile, customer-centric services are the central reasons so many organizations are embracing cloud platforms. But the issue with cloud migration is that it often happens at different rates, making it difficult to gain unified visibility across the enterprise and manage security policies in a consistent manner.

Clearing cloud challenges for a better view
Adding to the complexity created by siloed cloud management decisions, an estimated 85% of organizations are now using multiple clouds, and 76% are using between two and 15 hybrid clouds.

This has led DevOps teams to adopt containers and serverless architectures to develop new applications more efficiently. However, these teams are focused primarily on time-to-market, many times at the expense of security.

Shared responsibility, shared success
As these risks need to be mitigated, they need to be done so in a way that respects the Shared Responsibility model of cloud security. In order to ensure that the applications delivered are secure—but not in a way that threatens the productivity of teams—security needs to be embedded in the DevOps process.

Fortunately, enterprises are becoming more advanced in their cloud security efforts, moving from multiple tools across the enterprise towards a developed an operational excellence model. But security teams need to implement the right tools to achieve this. Relying on fragmented, point products adds unnecessary cost, furthering complexity and dangerous security gaps.

Trend Micro Cloud One™ brings together workload security, container security, application security, network security, file storage security, and cloud security posture management (CSPM). Trend Micro Cloud One™ – Conformity offers a simple, automated way to spot and fix misconfigurations and enhance security compliance and governance in the cloud.

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