Weekly CloudNews: Cloud Threats Plaguing Security Teams


Welcome to this week’s edition of CloudBolt’s Weekly CloudNews!

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With that, onto this week’s news:

Security teams struggle to keep pace with cloud threats

Alex Scroxton, ComputerWeekly, Aug. 10, 2020

“Security pros said the biggest threats their organisations were exposed to through their use of public cloud environments were misconfiguration (68%), unauthorised access (58%), insecure interfaces (52%) and account hijacking (50%).

In terms of security barriers to cloud adoption, survey respondents cited a lack of qualified staff, budget constraints, data privacy issues and a lack of integration with existing, on-premise security tools. In fact, an overwhelming majority of 82% said that traditional security solutions either did not work at all or were only capable of providing limited functionality in public cloud environments. This was a rise of over 15% compared to the 2019 edition of the report, most likely highlighting the increased amount of cloud adoption in the past 12 months.”

How the Serverless Trend Could Affect the Upcoming Cloud Technology

Sudipta Choudhury, Enterprise Talk, Aug. 8, 2020

“However, there is a lack of standardization in serverless spanning different cloud providers. Thus, moving a serverless app to the cloud providers could be challenging. Besides, serverless has latency issues. In its essence, learning to develop serverless applications for more than one cloud provider can also be tricky.

Therefore, serverless needs tools like integrated development environments (IDEs) to shorten the development of compound serverless apps. Consequent to the positive impact on the developer’s productivity and decline of infrastructure-related costs, making the serverless become the choice of applications.”

5 critical capabilities for multi-cloud data management

Kurt Marko, TechTarget, Aug. 7, 2020

“In its recent survey on data management trends, CompTIA found a significant increase in cloud usage in the last five years. Companies reported the amount of data residing on cloud services has increased from 35% in 2015 to 52% in 2020.

Managing data in the cloud becomes more difficult as organizations spread applications and data across multiple providers and cloud regions. A recent Gartner survey found that 80% of respondents use more than one cloud service provider.”

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