How the Growth of the Cloud Technology Market Impacts Security Managers

By Marcos Colon

Cloud technology has been moving at a tremendous pace. For businesses, it seems to have happened in the blink of an eye. It’s faster and more agile, with the ability to re-architect an entire infrastructure. But why has this happened so quickly, and what does it mean for security practitioners?

Thanks to the consolidation in the cloud space, we’re beginning to see a lot of vendors making it easier for the consumer to move to the cloud, leading to more organizations adopting cloud technology at an alarming rate. Research and Markets’ latest study suggests that the global cloud spending by small to medium sized business market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of close to 21% between 2016 and 2020. 

As these business decisions take place, security practitioners may be left out of the equation, says George Gerchow, vice president of security and compliance at Sumo Logic. 

“Now they have to understand a whole new set of processes and a whole net set of tools to make a new transition,” Gerchow told Infosec Insider in a recent video interview. 

This “unknown” can be a bit challenging and unclear for security practitioners, but the upside is getting the complete visibility they need as it relates to activity within the organization’s environment. 

In this brief video interview, Gerchow discusses how the cloud technology market has quickly grown, and both the challenges and benefits that it presents to security practitioners. 


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