“Securing the cloud has been an unwieldy and daunting task since the beginning: The idea of using an enterprise architecture built on delivering computing services over the internet naturally represents a unique threat surface. But cloud computing is rapidly becoming a ubiquitous part of the IT landscape, with Gartner estimating that more than 95% of new digital workloads will be deployed on cloud-native platforms by 2025 — a dramatic increase from 30% in 2021.”
This blog delves into the evolving challenges of securing cloud computing, a task that has grown increasingly complex as cloud technology becomes more integral to IT infrastructures. It highlights the rapid adoption of cloud-native platforms, estimating that over 95% of new digital workloads will rely on the cloud by 2025. With this shift, the security landscape faces new and sophisticated threats. Experts emphasize the inevitability of cloud breaches and the need for proactive preparation due to the vast scope of the cloud, which encompasses a multitude of services and data. Misconfigurations and lack of visibility into cloud assets pose significant risks.