Rethinking Cyber-Defense Strategies in the Public-Cloud Age

Exploring what’s next for public-cloud security, including top risks and how to implement better risk management.

The pandemic has fast-tracked migration to the public cloud, including Amazon Web Services, Google Compute Platform and Microsoft Azure. But the journey hasn’t exactly been smooth as silk: The great migration has brought a raft of complex security challenges, which have led to headline-grabbing data exposures and more. Misconfigurations and a lack of visibility into cloud assets and inventory are the biggest culprits for public-cloud insecurity. Thankfully, there are approaches that can help.

When it comes to enabling a new at-home workforce, moving to the cloud fits the bill. Public-cloud services also offer agility and scalability, allowing businesses to quickly spin up new users and instances as needed. And for some entities, the cloud can offer cost savings vs. having to maintain their own physical infrastructure.

[Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in the free Threatpost eBook “Cloud Security: The Forecast for 2022.” In it we explore organizations’ top risks and challenges, best practices for defense, and advice for security success in such a dynamic computing environment, including handy checklists. Please download the FREE eBook for the full story]

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