One of the most infamous breaches of all time illustrates how cloud vulnerabilities can be devastating. Yahoo! relied almost exclusively on cloud infrastructures and had over one billion user accounts compromised in an attack. In another example, Docker, a cloud-based containerization platform, was found to have more than a dozen malicious images which had been downloaded at least five million times over the course of a year, before they were pulled out.
In the age of hybrid cloud and the potential impact of a cloud breach, organizations need to be proactive in protecting themselves. Hybrid cloud environments where organizations are transferring data between a private and public cloud provider generate greater risk by increasing the threat surface and offering more opportunity for attacks. Yet, as the figures show, hybrid cloud environments are set to become the norm – so having the right tools in place to safeguard sensitive data is essential.
To achieve this, organizations need to ensure they invest in purpose-built solutions to minimize risk; Trend Micro’s Deep Security for Hybrid Cloud solution protects businesses across the data center, cloud, and containers, without compromising on performance or security. This way companies can be confident their critical IP and sensitive data is secure. Clearly, hybrid cloud is the new normal. According to a March 2020 report, more than 90% of global enterprises will rely on hybrid cloud by 2022. Another survey from the same month found that 97% of IT managers planned to distribute workloads across two or more clouds in order to maximize resilience, meet regulatory and compliance requirements, and leverage best-of-breed services from different providers.