6 Cloud Security Trends We're Watching in 2024
In this episode of the SecurityANGLE, our series focused on all things cybersecurity, I'm joined by Jo Peterson, engineer, analyst, and member of theCUBE Collective community, to share insights on the top 6 cloud security trends we are tracking in 2024.
According to Security Today, global cloud spending is expected to grow more than 20% in 2024 as more organizations implement a cloud-first approach. As assets increasingly shift to hybrid and multi-cloud environments, we expect security strategies to be top-of-mind as threat actors continue to look for vulnerabilities to exploit across interconnected cloud deployments. As an aside, if you're interested in the 2024 IT Spending Outlook, check out my colleague, Dave Vallente's Breaking Analysis on this topic utilizing the latest research from ETR.
Why the focus on cloud security trends? Threat actors don't sit still. They are rapidly adapting as organizations adopt a cloud-first approach, and organizations should be prepared to double down on their data protection and cloud security strategies to thwart cyber threats, especially those targeting attractive newer cloud technologies like container-based and serverless resources.
While some organizations are moving data back on site, cloud storage is still popular. A successful migration is important -- these best practices and third-party tools could help.
The demand for cloud storage remains strong as companies benefit from its cost and scalability. As a result, cloud storage migration is a frequent activity for IT teams.
Despite its popularity, cloud storage migration is complex and potentially risky. Admins must manage technical hurdles, mitigate data loss risks and maintain business continuity. Companies should follow cloud storage migration best practices to ensure a successful transition. This way, they'll maximize the benefits of the migration, overcome any challenges, and create a more efficient and cost-effective cloud storage environment.
The pace of cloud migration has outpaced security. How can organizations prioritize cloud security this year?
Over the past year, 47% of breaches originated in the cloud, according to the Cloud Security Index 2023 from cloud security company Illumio. 'We're seeing just so many problems coming out of the cloud because the rush to 'adopt' the cloud moved faster than the trailing effort to secure the cloud,' John Kindervag, Illumio's chief evangelist and creator of zero trust, tells InformationWeek.
Some enterprises are in the early days of their cloud journeys, testing the waters with a single cloud provider. Others, typically larger enterprises, are well into their cloud strategies with complex hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
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