In 2020, many companies were forced to adopt remote working practices due to COVID-19. As a result, this led to many people having to work in the cloud, leaving businesses vulnerable to security attacks. For example, McAfee reported that over $1 trillion was lost to cybercriminals since 2018.
With so many cloud security providers offering similar products and features, finding a solution that meets your specific business requirements can be challenging. To help businesses and senior IT decision-makers during the research and discovery phase, Insights for Professionals (IFP) has released a free, easy-to-read report: The Cloud Security Buyers Guide
This guide explores the most significant challenges IT security professionals face in the cloud, such as ongoing and shifting cloud migrations, data privacy and compliance, the knowledge gap, and most importantly, shadow IT.
“When COVID-19 arrived, many companies were forced to change their working practices and adopt the cloud. And with more cloud services widely available, they can be easy to subscribe to and integrate with other services without IT knowing. However, while the team responsible might think they’re helping out, the incorporation of shadow IT is actually a growing threat to businesses.
Not only can this create data silos, incompatibilities and records that are non-compliant or illegal, but it can also generate blind spots in the company’s analytic and security visibility. And where one team starts deploying a service they shouldn’t be using, others are likely to follow, multiplying the risk.”
While cybersecurity will always remain the number one challenge for CIOs, there are additional security gaps in the cloud that businesses need to address.
Fortunately, the buyers guide highlights four types of cloud security tools that can be used to protect services, data and users. These include cloud access security brokers (CASB, cloud security posture management (CSPM), cloud workload protection platforms (CWPP) and cloud honeypot protection.
On top of this, IFP ranked eight cloud vendors based on their product features and looked at their content offering to determine whether it provides genuine value. For example, does the cloud provider produce content that helps their prospects and customers? Do they frequently publish a good mix of content types?
Some of the top cloud security providers highlighted in this guide include Trend Micro, Microsoft, Zscaler, Barracuda etc.
Interested parties can access the free guide here.
For more relevant content and insights, visit IFP’s Cloud Security Hub today: https://www.insightsforprofessionals.com/hub/cloud-security
IFP is a centralized knowledge platform, bringing together professionals from a wide range of sectors and disciplines, all with the common goals of knowledge acceleration and professional development.
If you’re a senior IT professional looking for the right cloud security provider and solution for your business, then this guide could be a valuable asset.
Request a free copy of “The Cloud Security Buyers Guide” here.
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