Biztech Apr 25, 2014
For all those wondering which is safer – cloud or on-premise, the verdict is in. Both are equally vulnerable. Research compiled for the latest Alert Logic State of Cloud Security Report showed an increase in attacks on both cloud and on-premises IT environments. And while the company maintains that the cloud is no less secure than on-premises infrastructures—attack types that more commonly targeted on-premises are now making their way to the cloud.
According to a report by Forbes, Coty says out that attacks seem to be increasing across all environments, and, “in parallel, the types of attacks experienced in the cloud are increasingly consistent with the types of attacks experienced in on-premises environments. Our hypothesis is that the reason for this convergence is the fact that traditional enterprise workloads are increasingly moving to the cloud.”
The explanation for this lies in the fact that a major security exposure for many enterprises is shadow IT, in which clouds are adopted outside the purview of IT, and thus not vetted for corporate standards and security, Coty adds. ‘Security consciousness and standards need to be raised throughout the enterprise to balance the value of the cloud with the requirements of good security and compliance. An organisation’s security posture must extend from edge devices to the heart of the business—the datacentre—whether that data center is on-premises, within the cloud, or hybrid,” explains Coty in the report.
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