Weekly CloudNews: What’s Holding Back Cloud Security?


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:

Three Things Holding Back Cloud Security

Ami Luttak, Security Boulevard, May 27, 2021

“A recent PwC report found that a staggering 96% of executives are shifting their cybersecurity strategies due to COVID-19. While the majority of these changes are likely long overdue, the transition to the cloud isn’t a simple “lift and shift” of servers from on-premises to the cloud, but rather a complete re-architecting of how applications are built, shipped and secured.

Lack of talent in cybersecurity is a known issue, with 70% of cybersecurity professionals saying the cybersecurity skills gap affected their organization in 2020. However, what is less talked about is how the shift to cloud technologies is contributing to that gap by generating new challenges for existing security teams who aren’t typically used to working with the cloud.”

Data Control: The Key to Success in a Multicloud Future

Teresa Meek, CIO, May 26, 2021

“All this has been amplified by remote work technology adding heavy loads from rich-media videoconferencing. According to IDC, the amount of data created over the next three years will exceed the amount created in the past 30, reaching 175 zettabytes by 2025.

Difficulties are compounded by a lack of common architecture, with data stored in different formats across the company and in multiple public clouds. In addition to creating management headaches, raising costs, and introducing potential security gaps, data silos are a stumbling block to collaboration at a time when remote work and global outsourcing make it a necessity. Organizations that don’t find better ways of managing their data will soon find themselves falling behind those that do.”

The business benefits of using an open-source cloud

Danie Thom, Tech Central, May 31, 2021

“By now, we’re realising that using a single cloud vendor can lead to limitations and that a flexible, multi-vendor strategy is better for innovation. Although using a variety of cloud environments gives businesses the ability to adapt to changing business requirements, it also requires integration. Open source gives organisations an answer to this: It offers unmatched flexibility while also cutting the costs of software acquisition.

The public cloud is the best way for organisations to access IT resources that can easily be increased or decreased as needed, offering flexibility, scalability and cost savings (if used correctly). Internal private clouds, with their on-premises servers, give companies some of the benefits of the cloud with added security and without having to sacrifice control of their environment.”

Why a cloud operating model matters

Aaron Tan, Computer Weekly, June 1, 2021

“As much as cloud adoption is about embracing cloud-based infrastructure and applications, organisations that do not change the way they work will not be able to reap the full benefits of the technology.

Take financial processes, for example. With cloud services being consumed under an operating expenditure model, traditional budgeting methods would have to evolve to keep cloud costs in check.”

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