The advantages of the cloud are clear, which is why so many enterprises are leveraging platforms like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to facilitate web applications. Benefits like scalability, storage, and operational efficiencies drive organizations to move more applications and workflows to the cloud. But what organizations may not realize is that just because they’re offloading critical infrastructure into the cloud, they can’t offload security concerns.
There’s a common assumption that cloud providers deliver sufficient visibility and monitoring of the cloud environment – but this is often not the case. Because they’re unaware of this gap in protection, security teams might fail to configure critical controls and secure architecture practices, leaving the businesses vulnerable to attacks.