Cloud security is a top priority as more and more organizations continue to put their data and applications in the cloud. According to data from Statista, in 2022 about 60% of company data was already in the cloud. In fact, not only are a large number of companies already in the cloud, but many of them also use multiple private and public cloud environments for different purposes.
Cloud computing facilitates remote data access for a growing number of connected devices and remote workers around the world. This, in addition to facilitating collaboration between teams, also increases the number of security challenges for both businesses and users. Therefore, the need to find security approaches suitable for the cloud is undoubtedly paramount.
1 Digital transformation and security in the cloud
2 Data decentralization and user-centric security
2.1 Zero Trust and cloud
3 Multicloud to improve business continuity
4 Talents specialized in cloud security
Digital transformation and security in the cloud
The adoption of the cloud is fundamental when it comes to the digitalisation of companies. In this context, digital threats continue to increase and evolve at high speed. According to Check Point data, weekly attacks on corporate networks increased by 38% in 2022 compared to 2021. And that’s not all. Cyber attacks are also becoming increasingly sophisticated.
Therefore, with cloud computing at the center of digital transformation, organizations must prioritize cloud security to protect themselves from emerging threats. To achieve this, you need to opt for, among other things, user-centric security approaches, proactivity and participation of C-suite leaders (not just the CISO).
Because while cloud providers take care of an important part of security, companies must also address it proactively. The IaaS model is based on a model of shared responsibility between supplier and customer.
Vendors are responsible for ensuring that infrastructure, storage and networks are completely secure, while customers must take responsibility for other aspects such as access management, encryption, securing network traffic, etc. In this sense, more and more companies are choosing to delegate all or part of their security to a managed service provider that actively collaborates with both their technical team and their cloud provider.
Data decentralization and user-centric security
Decentralizing enterprise data center data requires a shift from a network-centric to a user-centric approach to security. In this sense, one of the security models that is gaining momentum to address cybersecurity threats associated with data decentralization is Zero Trust.
Zero Trust and cloud
The Zero Trust model is highly recommended for organizations that have cloud solutions and work across multiple locations as it reduces the risks associated with decentralized data.
Since users and employees access critical data and applications from anywhere, establishing a Zero Trust perimeter helps protect data, applications, and workloads regardless of location. This model is based on the premise that trust is a vulnerability and removes the concept of trust from network architecture. All requests must be checked against an access policy.
Multicloud to improve business continuity
Hybrid cloud and multicloud solutions are also gaining popularity as a way to aid business continuity. While hybrid and multicloud environments can increase complexity, the benefits continue to drive adoption. Additionally, there are cloud infrastructure solutions spread across multiple data centers that help ensure business continuity in the event of a cyber attack on the primary data center.
Additionally, some companies opt for a cold standby device separate from the primary data center to restore backups and replicas during a cyber attack, hardware failure, or any other emergency.
However, managing security in multi-cloud environments can also be challenging and must be approached correctly. Because ensuring consistent application security across different implementations can be both complex and essential. In this sense, at Stackscale we offer cloud infrastructure solutions distributed across multiple geographic locations to deploy private clouds along with other add-ons based on other public or private clouds. Which simplifies the complexity of the various environments.