Weekly CloudNews: Every Company Has Cloud Security Incidents


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

Here’s what we’ve posted this week:

With that, onto this week’s news:

100 percent of companies experience public cloud security incidents

Ian Barker, BetaNews, Aug. 4, 2021

“A new study from threat detection and response specialist Vectra AI finds that all respondents have experienced at least one security incident in their public cloud environment in the last 12 months. The study of over 300 IT executives, with 70 percent coming from enterprises with more than 1,000 employees, shows a rapid expansion and reliance on AWS services while simultaneously pointing up security blind spots within many organizations.

Among the findings are that 64 percent of DevOps respondents are deploying new workload services weekly or even more frequently. 78 percent of organizations are running AWS across multiple regions (40 percent in at least three), and 71 percent of respondents say that they are using more than four AWS services (such as S3, EC2, IAM, etc).”

Gartner reveals four trends that are shaping the future of public cloud

Aaron Hurst, Information Age, Aug. 2, 2021

“With global end-user spending on public cloud services expected to exceed $480 billion next year, the market trends revealed by Gartner are continuing to expand the breadth of cloud offerings and capabilities accelerating growth across all segments.

The research company forecasts end-user spending on public cloud services to reach $396 billion in 2021, before growing by 21.7% to reach $482 billion in 2022, and exceed 45% of all enterprise IT spending by 2026. Nearly half of the respondents in the 2021 Gartner CEO Survey believe climate change mitigation will have a significant impact on their business. In response, cloud providers are instituting more aggressive carbon-neutral corporate goals, which creates new challenges for infrastructure and operations (I&O) leaders. ‘New sustainability requirements will be mandated over the next few years and the choice of cloud services providers may hinge on the provider’s ‘green’ initiatives,” said Cecci.”

Cloud infrastructure market kept growing in Q2, reaching $42.B

Ron Miller, TechCrunch, Aug. 2, 2021

“Canalys analyst Blake Murray says that part of the reason companies are shifting workloads to the cloud is to help achieve environmental sustainability goals as the cloud vendors are working toward using more renewable energy to run their massive data centers. ‘The best practices and technology utilized by these companies will filter to the rest of the industry, while customers will increasingly use cloud services to relieve some of their environmental responsibilities and meet sustainability goals,’ Murray said in a statement.

Regardless of whether companies are moving to the cloud to get out of the data center business or because they hope to piggyback on the sustainability efforts of the Big 3, companies are continuing a steady march to the cloud. With some estimates of worldwide cloud usage at around 25%, the potential for continued growth remains strong, especially with many markets still untapped outside the U.S.”

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