Working remotely during the pandemic has triggered some organizations for cloud migration, which needed to move to the cloud practically for the time being to help their workforce. Therefore, teleworking has become cloud computing’s executioner application during the lockdown – yet cybercriminals are aware of this, as well.
Cybercriminals will continue to target cloud accounts as long as they see benefits in those attacks, so they will be focusing on cloud infrastructures in 2022.
Importance of Cloud Security in 2022
Organizations and offices will probably be moving more data to the cloud this year. As per ITProPortal, 28% of expenditure in key IT segments will move to the cloud in 2022. This expansion in cloud-based services will influence $1.3 trillion in IT spending.
Accordingly, business pioneers need to focus on getting their cloud-based services. Cyber Security mesh, multi, and hybrid-cloud security systems, and cloud-native tools can assist them with doing that.
Latest Cloud Security Trends
Given that, the following are some of the cloud security trends to expect this year, and a couple of ideas to handle the difficulties they bring that would shape the year 2022.
The growth of serverless
Serverless architecture has changed the paradigm of traditional computing altogether. Serverless applications allow you to focus on your application logic without having to worry about any servers. There are no servers to maintain, no operating systems to take care of, no software to manage, no hardware to upgrade and your applications have built-in high availability and fault tolerance. This simply means a faster time to market.
The DevOps engineers started realizing they were facing this problem called ‘hacking’ and they were not doing a good job with security. So they included security at the beginning rather than at the end which most companies tended to do. This thought gave birth to DevSecOps. The idea of building Security into the DevOps process is called DevSecOps.
Multicloud is a cloud computing approach made up of two or more cloud environments. When the clouds of one of your application workloads stop working you still have another cloud that’s supporting your applications. You can also enable a better user experience. By routing users from different sides of the world to the cloud that’s nearest to them, you can ensure lower latency. If you have sensitive data that you don’t want to put in the public cloud, by taking advantage of a multi-cloud approach, you can build workloads on the private side.
Before the emergence of cloud computing, traditional software models were used. SaaS is one of the three main categories of cloud computing, IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS. Out of the three, SaaS is the most popular and commonly used one. In a nutshell, SaaS is a method of delivering software and applications over the internet via a subscription model. With SaaS, you can simply provision a server for an instance in the cloud, and in a couple of hours, you’ll have your software or application ready for use. It has proven to be a game-changer and the great thing about it is you do not have to be a developer or an IT expert to use it.
Dynamic access policies with attribute-based access control (ABAC)
Access is assigned based on attributes or characteristics of the subject making the access request, the source or file being requested, and environmental conditions with Attribute-Based Access Control (ABAC) Granular policies can then be established on a combination of these attributes to grant or deny access. By using ABAC organizations can simplify access management, reduce risk due to unauthorized access, and centralize auditing and access policy management. It takes time and so much effort to get it going so if you are a small business organization this approach is not really for you.
These developments have empowered organizations to further develop business readiness and decrease costs; yet they’ve additionally augmented the risks associated with it as exhibited by a new IDC report, which features that 98% of organizations endured a cloud security breach in the past year and a half. These security trends can help in some way or the other to further decrease security risks. Protect your cloud infrastructure from security threats, data loss, and compliance risks with real-time continuous monitoring, auditing, and automated remediation. Use Cloudnosys so you can focus on your business without the fear of cyber incidents.
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