Where are you in your public cloud security optimization journey?
Public cloud adoption is exploding. Gartner forecasts worldwide public cloud end-user spending to grow 18% in 2021 to $304.9 billion. Organizations are taking hybrid and multi-cloud approaches to digitally innovate, modernize processes, build efficiencies, and collaborate among teams. With the right public cloud approach, your development team can get the resources they need fast to move your enterprise forward.
But with any technology, there is risk. Security breaches happen, and the proliferation of public cloud has given rise to shadow IT and other threats to your critical data and infrastructure.
To help your organization make sense of the current public cloud security landscape, and provide advice on how best to navigate it, we’ve created our new eBook 7 Essentials for Public Cloud Security Optimization, which you can read for free anytime.
This is the second post in a weekly blog series examining each of the seven essentials. This week, we’re taking a look at Essential #2: Don’t Let Your Public Cloud Setup Set You Up for Failure.
Essential #2: Don’t Let Your Public Cloud Setup Set You Up for Failure
Public cloud services connect to many different aspects of your enterprise. These interconnected tools can pose numerous risks if they aren’t configured correctly. One incorrect configuration could snowball into a much bigger threat if it isn’t identified and corrected. The numbers in the market bear this out: 66% of organizations leave back doors open to attackers through misconfigured cloud services and 22% of breaches are through cloud resource misconfiguration, according to the 2020 Sophos State of Public Cloud Security Report.
Establish best practices for your configuration process to ensure what you’ve done is correct. Mistakes can always still happen, so use solutions that identify potential misconfigurations proactively. For example, make your resource provisioning leverage blueprints that can be made robust enough to avoid misconfigurations through right input fields.