AlgoSec new survey has set the scene on organizational cloud-based deployments. Around one third of the survey respondents say about their planning to augment their usage of public cloud services in the next twelve to eighteen months, but chief cloud security challenges still rest across hybrid organizational networks, both during and also after such migrations. As per the study with polling done on around 450 senior security professionals and network architects revealed the discovery of lacking visibility & management of security policies time and again, and these happen to the biggest roadblocks in enterprise security management that many firms are facing in such hybrid working environments.
As the firms are ramping up the deployments of their public cloud services, total visibility is thus essentially needed across both of the networks, on-premise as well as networks. As per the poll findings, around half of the poll respondents say their organizations run up to twenty percent % of the workload in cloud, in comparison to a quarter (around 25.7%) run between twenty one percent and forty percent; and 11.7% respondents say they run between forty one percent and sixty percent. These numbers are projected to surely rise in the future; but security still continues to be one of the primary concerns. The biggest issue faced by the firms is of cyber attacks, as cited by a majority of respondents, while unauthorized access, downtimes/outages, misconfigurations of cloud security controls was also cited highly.
As enterprises augment their deployments of public cloud services and are thus in the process of migrating applications, so at this time, it is highly important for them to have total visibility across both the networks, on-premise as well as cloud-based, along with automatically & holistically managing their company’s security policies. This would enable them to be able to better protect their businesses and fulfill any compliance demands, while availing full advantage of cost savings, at the same time, and also benefitting from the agility offered by hybrid cloud models.
Companies cloud adoption all around the globe benefitted them considerably. Cloud-based applications including Office 365, G Suite, Zoho, Dropbox, etc. really amplified work productivity levels, enhanced team collaborations, and also eased the sharing of data among users; majorly for the businesses who have multiple offices in different locations. But, moving to cloud paved the way for many avenues of data breaches and leakages. So to curtail data breach incidences, organizations first need to be fully aware of and vigilant enough about how their organizational data is used and is being shared by the enterprise users.
There are several CASB vendors providing DLP solutions; one such well-known Cloud Access Security Broker is CloudCodes, whose DLP solution is ideal for most organizations. With a good CASB solution in place, companies can rest assured that no such data leakage will happen as any such attempt would be immediately reported to the IT to further prevent any sensitive information from being leaked outside of their network. DLP policies for CloudCodes for Business could possibly be applied to the whole organization or even to a small set of some users within the company, as is the requirement of that particular organization. Such a flexible approach really helps IT in the scope of implementing the same only on a few users, if the need be like.