Weekly CloudNews: Security Overlooked in Cloud Adoptions?


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

Here are the blogs we’ve posted this week:

With that, onto this week’s news:

Companies missing security in rushed cloud adoptions

Samantha Schwartz, Cybersecurity Dive, April 6, 2021

“More than one-third of global businesses have internet-accessible cloud storage. The configuration is justified in some cases, but Unit 42 found 30% of those businesses store sensitive or personally identifiable information (PII) in internet-facing cloud storage. The exposed sensitive data was of note to researchers as “anyone who knows the right URLs can access the data without passwords or other authentication,” the report said. 

Ninety-three percent of malware found in cloud storage is in executable (.exe) or dynamic link library (.dll) files. Cloud storage data contains less than 0.01% of malware, though researchers recommended an investigation into how the malware penetrated storage.”

Digital Transformation Is Coming Of Age

Khadim Batti, Forbes, April 7, 2021

“Investing in the right technologies is also critical to success. To ensure business continuity post-pandemic, organizations are readily adopting cloud-based tools as cloud computing has become instrumental to the modern data ecosystem. Hybrid cloud solutions are expected to gain more traction because of speed, security, and scalability. Large public cloud providers like AWS, Azure, Google, IBM and Oracle are investing heavily in the hybrid setup as well.

BCG suggests that 70% of digital transformation initiatives fall short of their objectives and eventually fail. If digital transformation is imperative, then why is the success rate so low?”

Hybrid cloud is getting more popular, but there are some big challenges

Sead Fadilpašić, ITProPortal, March 31, 2021

“However, there are major challenges ahead, mostly around cloud-based identity and access management (IAM). This is according to a new report from Google Cloud and identity management company ForgeRock. 

Based on a poll of 300 IT executives globally, the two companies found that, while cloud adoption overall is increasing, investment and interest in hybrid cloud is ‘particularly high’.”

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