The challenges of securing a multi-cloud environment
The enemy of cyber security is complexity. Moving from a single-cloud platform to a multi-cloud platform increases complexity simply because working with multiple cloud providers can be time consuming. Beyond that, with every new platform that is added, there is a learning curve to navigate and each will require ongoing maintenance.
A lack of skilled professionals in the cyber security space adds yet another challenge: finding people with the right skills to choose, configure, secure, and manage a variety of cloud platforms and infrastructures. There is a growing need to connect and integrate the various cloud services so tools and systems can leverage the same data which presents yet another layer of challenge for security teams.
User error is also a chief security concern with multi-cloud deployments. According to Gartner, 99 percent of cloud failures will be due to some version of user error – a surprisingly high percentage, which will remain at that level for at least five years. If your company’s strategy is to use a multi-cloud environment, please consider the following to secure all of your environments.