Security risks of cloud migration

As organizations move more and more mission-critical systems to the cloud, there are growing concerns about the security risks of cloud migration. Cloud security is now well understood, and there are well-established tools and methodologies for protecting cloud workloads. However, these security methods can break down in the crossover from on-premise to cloud environments, leading to catastrophic breaches or data exposure.

What Is cloud migration?

Cloud migration involves moving applications, data, and other digital assets from an on-premises data center to the cloud. These might be custom-built applications or applications the organizations licensed from a third-party vendor. There are several approaches to cloud migration, including:

Moving applications as is — this is known as “lift and shift.” Making small changes to applications to enable their move to the cloud Rebuilding or refactoring applications to make them more suitable for a cloud environment Switching from legacy applications to new applications that support the cloud or are provided by cloud vendors. Building new applications for the cloud is known as “cloud-native development.” What are the key benefits of cloud migration?

The overall goal of most cloud migrations is to gain the benefits of the cloud — hosting applications and data in

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