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Top 3 Cloud Security Trends to Watch Out for in 2020

Enterprise Security Magazine Europe | Tuesday, July 14, 2020

 Cloud SecurityCloud computing and storage have been extremely popular in recent years. The ability to secure the data for the companies is gaining more and more significance. Let's take a look at some of the cloud security trends that ensure data security in the coming years as well.

FREMONT, CA: With the upcoming celebration of a gazillion terabytes of confidential data moving to the cloud, the concerns related to security have gone high, as cyber attackers have become a real danger. Organizations that are sticking on cloud-based models are now sensitive to infinite cyber threats.

Data breach, insufficient IAM, system vulnerabilities, account hijacking, advanced persistent threats (APTs), inappropriate due diligence, and malware, phishing attacks are a few of the major cloud security threats that will continue to pose a threat in 2020.

Threat Landscape

Organizations need to make sure the movement and implementation are on the right track, at the same time as running secure workloads on the cloud. In IaaS and PaaS models, enterprises are responsible for maintaining endpoint security while in SaaS, there is a shared responsibility. APIs are used to track the status of assets and get frequent updates. Also, companies can identify vulnerable hosts in the cloud environment.

Cybercriminals take advantage of a company's social engineering flaws. Organizations will share a greater sense of responsibility for maintaining security posture over the cloud. According to Gartner, by the year 2023, most of the security compromises over the cloud will be due to the negligence of companies, not the cloud providers.

BYOD

While the concept of bringing your device (BYOD) and IoT at the workplace are enhancing, at the same pace, the associated risks are growing. These practices bring convenience but are aggravating the security issues over the cloud. In the IoT platform, the layered security protection can safeguard IT infrastructure by facing threats. Cybercriminals are exploiting technologies like cloud computing, AI, machine learning, IoT, and mobility to hamper security.

Vulnerability Management

2020 is known to be the year where maintaining the security of microservices or containers will be a challenging task. The boxes are getting a significant amount of friction in the cloud, considering the aspects of the developer's convenience. These containers are an approach toward the virtualization of the operating system in cloud computing. As containerized apps can be managed easily and deployed by the developers, these container services can pose a threat to the organizations as well. Organizations that are using containers need to brush-up their cyber hygiene practices.

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