Cloud Security, Cloud Security

Cybersecurity Fears Trigger Migration From the Public Cloud

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

Jill Aitoro leads editorial for SC Media, and content strategy for parent company CyberRisk Alliance. She 20 years of experience editing and reporting on technology, business and policy.

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