In today’s world, a single cloud approach is not feasible with today’s business environment, especially when there is a 24/7 cyber security threat. Due to a wide range of benefits, including flexibility, consistent software updates, and multiple options for vendor selection, Multicloud adoption is becoming a popular strategy for businesses. And this trend is only on the rise. According to Flexera’s 2022 State of the Cloud Report, 89% of companies have adopted a multi-cloud strategy.
However, ineffective security measures in a multicloud can put privacy and data protection at risk. This requires the implementation of sophisticated security strategies. While third-party solutions were often used for infrastructure security in data centers and on-premises solutions, most companies adopting multi-cloud systems prefer security tools that are built-in or pre-installed and are native to the cloud provider. standard practice.
Need for a robust security strategy
The difficulty of managing configurations and management in a multi-cloud architecture grows as multiple cloud services and cloud service providers are added. According to a Gartner survey, nearly all successful cybersecurity attacks on cloud services are the result of consumer errors or misconfigurations. As more companies adopted Multicloud, security teams quickly discovered that current tools were inadequate to protect infrastructure. This caused security teams to juggle multiple technologies and vendors, resulting in increased expense, complexity, and risk, as well as blind spots where tools overlapped but didn’t integrate.
To solve this problem, a unified platform strategy was required that could span the entire continuous integration and continuous delivery/continuous deployment (CI/CD) lifecycle and connect with the DevOps workflow. This is where a cloud-native security strategy can help.
Take a pragmatic approach to security with cloud-native security strategy
The term “cloud native” refers to a method of developing applications and services that are optimized for use in a cloud environment. Cloud-native applications and services differ from their legacy counterparts in that they are built from the ground up to run in the cloud. They can be deployed and repaired faster and have a more flexible architecture. A cloud-native security architecture enables full visibility across silos so that security, cloud infrastructure, and DevOps teams can provide maximum protection. With Cloud Native Security Strategy (CNSP), a single platform can protect applications at runtime while integrating security into development workflows to find and fix problems early in the process. application life cycle. CNSPs are fundamentally reshaping the way the cloud is secured. They have an advantage over traditional cloud security for the following reasons:
- Make sure SecOps and DevOps teams have the same level of visibility.
- Respond to threats and protect cloud-native applications with an integrated set of capabilities.
- Throughout the entire build, deploy, and run lifecycle, automate the remediation of vulnerabilities and misconfigurations.
Why Multicloud Organizations Should Adopt CNSP
Security strategies and techniques designed for local hosting are outdated. Most of these solutions were created before the rise of the cloud as a premier hosting platform and are woefully inadequate in terms of security. In such a fast-paced and competitive environment, being able to scale and more importantly secure your cloud environment is critical. Companies that want to remain competitive in the modern cloud era must develop and use cloud-native security technologies to protect them.
Organizations that wanted to embrace new computing options in the past were inhibited by the need to purchase additional security products to support those options. Attempting to impose consistent policies across technical boundaries by combining various solutions became more of a problem than a solution. CNSPs, on the other hand, span the spectrum of computing alternatives, as well as Multicloud and Lifecycle (CI/CD). This gives businesses the opportunity to choose the best computing options for each particular workload, without having to worry about how to incorporate security solutions. The benefits of a cloud-native strategy are exemplified by CNSPs, which provide agility, flexibility and digital transformation
(The author, Mr. Rajesh Thadhani, Executive Director – Service & Digital Transformation, Crayon Software Experts India and the views expressed in this article are his own)