Cloud computing is becoming more popular among organizations. In 2022, the public cloud services are expected to grow 20.4% to $494.7 billion, up from $410.9 billion in 2021.
There are several questions raised by the predictions discussed above.
The question is, where will these businesses and agencies spend their cloud security budgets in 2022?
There are a few trends to watch over the next 12 months. It is essential to keep an eye out for the latest trends in cloud security to protect the cloud environment from data breaches.
A secure cloud environment is possible by understanding cloud security development and demands. It would help if you kept your security team updated on these cloud security trends:
Zero-trust works on the “never trust, always verify” motto, which suggests that an organization should not rely on anything outside of its boundaries.
The recent migration to the cloud should lead to zero trust in every organization.
Security perimeters and firewalls are essential for protecting organizations’ most valuable assets, such as user data and intellectual property.
Because security teams cannot reduce attack surfaces efficiently, especially in the cloud era, they spend too much time on manual tasks.
The Zero Trust approach aims to enhance security for every device, every user, and connection. Further, it also provides proactive threat management capabilities. A thorough approach to countering threats can be strategized and organized with the help of this method.
Companies need to secure their data and assets in the cloud, outside their network. The concept of cyber security mesh is to create a perimeter of safety for individuals and systems across a distributed network.
An organization can manage access to its data from a central location by using this concept. Using this approach, organizations can also enforce security policies on a distributed basis.
As part of Zero-Trust architecture, cybersecurity mesh is also considered necessary.
Cloud Security Posture Management is essential in today’s cloud-driven world. IT tools used in the Cloud Security Performance Management process help identify misconfigurations and security risks in a cloud environment.
CSPM is a security posture management solution that automates identifying levels of risk at different cloud infrastructure levels and the potential remedies for them. Services such as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS).
CSPM is used primarily for risk visualization, risk assessment, incident response, monitoring, and DevOps integration. CSPM helps apply best practices and regulations to cloud security in multi-cloud, hybrid, and container environments.
Defense solutions such as cybersecurity mesh go beyond zero-trust, and they can also secure hybrid and multi-cloud environments.
More and more businesses and agencies are turning to these types of strategies. One example is hybrid cloud computing. By 2022, 90% of organizations will have used hybrid clouds to meet their needs.
This could look different for each organization, and some may require a mix of public and private cloud services.
Other companies might have cloud-based and on-premises assets, and others might use both.
Similarly, multi-cloud is a strategy that uses more than one cloud service. 95% of IT leaders said multi-cloud is a strategic priority for their businesses in 2022. Security was also mentioned as a top priority by about the same percentage (96%) of respondents. However, only 54% of respondents said they had high confidence in their defensive program tools and skills. More than half of respondents (76%) indicated they were unprepared to counter digital threats due to their multi-cloud project.
As a result of this funding shortage, another problem is exacerbated. Security challenges arising from the hybrid cloud and multi-cloud environments. The result is a reduction in visibility due to increased complexity.
AWS Marketplace is one example of a third-party cloud marketplace that can help you overcome these obstacles. Using these resources, security teams can access cloud-based software and services.
Cloud-native platforms are also crucial for 2022. Developing cloud-based application architectures empowers businesses and agencies. Cloud assets cannot be protected the same way as on-premises resources.
Internal teams protect these. Information security personnel are only responsible for providing security ‘in’ the cloud, as per the shared responsibility model. Protecting the physical hosts, network, and infrastructure that make up the cloud is the cloud service provider’s responsibility.
Under this division, internal teams can only control security efforts to a limited extent.
Make sure you have the right tools. Understanding your defensive perimeter will help you make the most of cloud-native tools and platforms.
Your business or agency may be left vulnerable if you fail to do so, as threat actors exploit vulnerabilities and misconfigurations in the cloud.
As a result, it could be more expensive to recover from a cloud security incident. It is advantageous to work with strategic vendor partnerships that combine security and visibility.
Development Security Operations is a methodology that integrates security protocols into every phase of the SDLC process. This facilitates dealing with threats during their lifecycle and not after exposure.
DevOps has accelerated the delivery of new software for every release since its deployment. DevSecOps is only secure and fast when the entire software development life cycle is automated, and security measures and protocols will be implemented during the whole supply chain.
Businesses can also innovate securely with DevSecOps. There is an exponential need for more robust and better security in digital services and applications. DevOps and Security teams must collaborate to provide a massive digital transformation and protection. This methodology must be incorporated into a CI/CD pipeline to make it continuous.
Cloud-based cybersecurity is crucial to securely connect users, systems, and endpoint devices to a single cloud. With SASE, digital enterprises can access their data securely and dynamically in a cloud-based environment.
As part of SASE’s working structure, WAN is combined with multiple security capabilities such as network security. security brokers, and anti-malware.
Cloud services will likely be used more by businesses and agencies in the upcoming year. 28% of IT spending in critical segments will migrate to the cloud by 2022. IT spending will increase by $1.3 trillion due to this increase in cloud-based services.
Business leaders must therefore secure cloud-based services. Cloud-native tools, multi-cloud security strategies, and cybersecurity mesh can help them accomplish this.