Concerns around cybersecurity in public cloud infrastructure are driving more people to use hybrid models, TechNewsWorld reports. Recent reports have helped sow doubt about cloud providers’ safeguards against data breaches while a late February report by Accurics indicates that cloud infrastructure misconfigurations take an average of 25 days to correct; 10% of enterprises pay for cloud security features that they never use; and 35% of businesses improperly set up role-based access controls that lead to excessive permissions for some roles. The COVID-19 pushed many organizations to hastily shift to remote computing, which uncovered many security, network architecture and infrastructure flaws in the cloud platform, according to the Hybrid Cloud Report by NTT. The report notes that many organizations have noticed the benefits of a hybrid cloud to address its issues, and identified cost and operational efficiencies as the top drivers of interest. Companies that have yet to start transitioning to a hybrid model are reportedly planning to do so in the next 12 months, according to the report.
Jill Aitoro is senior vice president of content strategy for CyberRisk Alliance. She has more than 20 years of experience editing and reporting on technology, business and policy. Prior to joining CRA, she worked at Sightline Media as editor of Defense News and executive editor of the Business-to-Government Group. She previously worked at Washington Business Journal and Nextgov, covering federal technology, contracting and policy, as well as CMP Media’s VARBusiness and CRN and Penton Media’s iSeries News.
Google Cloud recently introduced Community Security Analytics (CSA), a set of open-sourced queries and rules for self-service security analytics geared toward helping security teams detect common cloud-based threats.