About this webinar:
One of the greatest draws of cloud computing is the promise of greater security. Cloud service providers typically have greater expertise and budget to dedicate to securing their services than customers’ on-prem alternatives. Thereby making them more secure, despite the increased attack surface that comes with shifting to a multi- or hybrid-cloud approach. This is particularly appealing to the overworked IT teams that are battling against a rising tide of cyber security attacks and infrastructure sprawl.
However, contrary to the expectations of many, the burden of securing your cloud environments does not lie solely with your cloud providers. Responsibility for the user access, data, and application layers typically lie with the customer. The shared responsibilities model outlined in your terms of service not only reveal the customer’s obligation to share the load, but also reflect the modern cloud security strategy we should all be following.
The proliferation of remote working and the growth of cloud have meant the gradual and inevitable erosion of the traditional security perimeter. With that, we’ve had to pivot to more holistic approaches to securing our organisations – better cyber hygiene, cloud-based security tools, and MFA. However, one often neglected aspect of cloud security strategy is the shared responsibility model.
This webinar, and accompanying dedicated research, will reveal to what extent organisations are practicing a shared responsibility model for cloud security today and the degree to which IT leaders are aware of what they should be doing to ensure the secure use of their multi- and hybrid-cloud environments. This includes the configuration of access permissions (at the user access, data, and application levels), cloud governance, and the use of automated administration and security. We will address all this within the complex and challenging security context organisations are operating under, including increasing IT workloads and tool sprawl hurdles.
Ultimately, we ask, “Are organisations doing enough to secure their cloud user access, data and applications?”