Businesses have been gradually migrating workloads to the cloud for a number of years, a trend that has been exponentially accelerated due to the pandemic. However, the increasingly complex nature of cloud-native, hybrid and multi-cloud environments creates new challenges in terms of visibility and network security.
AlgoSec recently partnered with the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) to commission a survey that adds to the industry’s knowledge about hybrid-cloud and multi-cloud security. The survey, which queried nearly 1,900 IT and security professionals from a variety of organization sizes and locations, sought to gain deeper insight into the complex cloud environment that continues to emerge.
We found that over half of organizations are running 41 percent or more of their workloads in public clouds, compared to just one-quarter in 2019. Sixty-two percent of respondents use more than one cloud provider, and the diversity of production workloads, for example container platforms and virtual machines, is also expected to increase.
Other key findings from the survey include:
To ensure successful cloud migrations, organizations need to take a considered and gradual approach, understanding that the responsibility to manage the security and compliance of their cloud deployments still lies firmly at their door. This demands a deeper understanding of cloud security controls and how they connect and interact with to on-premise security devices – which in turn demands holistic visibility across both cloud and on-premise environments, and automation of network security management processes.
In the face of complex environments, a dearth of security staff, and an overall lack of cloud knowledge, organizations are turning to security tools, like AlgoSec’s Security Management Solution, to complement their workforce. Three of the top four benefits organizations look for in security management tools involve proactive detection of risks and automation. These types of tools can supplement the challenges many organizations are experiencing with lack of expertise and staff, as well as improve visibility as they move toward an ever-changing cloud environment.
Read the full survey findings here.
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