Cloud solutions offer great potential, and many organizations are reaping the benefits. With private-sector cloud adoption proceeding even faster than expected, now is the time for organizations that have not yet determined their cloud migration strategy to do so. Cloud infrastructure carries enormous benefits that companies and agencies could pass along to the customers and citizens they serve.
With pressures mounting even before a global pandemic made robust remote work arrangements a necessity, it may be tempting to rush cloud adoption, cutting corners at the expense of security. That would be a mistake. Cloud can actually lead to a stronger security posture. But only for organizations that acknowledge and adjust to the unique cloud migration security challenges inherent to a cloud security strategy.
Are companies really failing to adequately secure the cloud? Let’s look at the numbers:
- 49% of cloud databases are reported to be unencrypted
- 73% of cloud platforms had misconfigured cloud environments, according to a 2018 survey
- 50% of organizations are working on fully migrating their data from on-premise centers to the cloud
Organizations might want to move quickly to the cloud, but a strategic, fearless migration will avoid creating a poorly secured cloud infrastructure and an expanded attack surface.