IT teams are embracing the cloud for its scalability, reliability, flexibility, and rapid deployment capabilities, helping them achieve performance and cost-savings goals.
According to Gartner, by the end of 2019, we’ll see, “30 percent of the 100 largest vendors’ new software investments will have shifted from cloud-first to cloud-only.”
But for enterprises transitioning from on-prem architectures, a move to the cloud opens up new and uncharted territory when it comes to managing risk. Complex, distributed resources in the cloud call for an update to the standard risk management and security approach.
For security teams tasked with securing cloud environments, holding on to pre-cloud tools and mindset is no longer going to work, as the challenges and tools needed to secure cloud environments are different from what was required to secure pre-cloud architectures. Even worse, copying pre-cloud solutions means that the drawbacks of pre-cloud architectures are brought into the cloud world. Only by fully embracing the cloud and its values can enterprises take full advantage of its benefits.