As everyone from Enterprises to government agencies look to migrate workloads into AWS, Azure, or other cloud infrastructure, cost savings and operational efficiencies are keenly in the crosshairs. The big question now is how to grow quickly while maintaining safe and stable environments. As a post from RSA Conference aptly noted, “The belief is widespread that storing personal data, in particular, in the cloud might undermine its privacy.” It’s become clear that cloud security is the topic on everyone’s mind.
The changing face of cyber security
Many organizations have accepted that the cloud can be just as secure as on-premise infrastructure, with adequate planning and management. The same RSA article validates that “…the security offered by leading cloud vendors is superior to security at the typical corporate level.” Gartner claims that enterprises running in the public cloud may see as much as a 60% reduction in security incidents over those operating in traditional data centers, underscoring the true potential of cloud computing: not only is it a viable option to support workload capacity, but it offers even greater strategic advantages with real finance and security implications.
However, equally as many organizations still question the viability of the cloud for their business—and they’d be right to proceed with a bit of caution, at least. Moving from on-premise to the cloud requires a completely new way of thinking about security. The cloud is redefining traditional data security concepts, including:
Security in 2017 and beyond
It’s clear that greater visibility and control means less risk, and fewer security failures. Fewer failures means fewer incurred costs from security breaches and risk mitigation. From our perspective, automation is a key tenet of maintaining that necessary visibility and control. Organizations that can automate and optimize key security tasks ultimately will see the largest benefit from the cloud.
Since the beginning, we’ve spent a fair amount of time assessing the changing face of what it means to “hackproof” your cloud in this dynamic landscape. CloudCheckr is purpose-built for meeting the security requirements of IaaS and is designed to address the ever-shifting needs of elastic, auto scaling, and ephemeral public clouds.
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