Some 47% of IT professionals are unable to monitor workloads across clouds, while 44% agree or strongly agree there is insufficient network control and monitoring in the cloud, according to a Bitdefender survey on US IT decision makers.
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There’s no doubt that enterprise environments are growing more complex by the day. Just consider the fluid nature of cloud computing and virtualization, the increase in the number of workloads, applications, and types of applications, coupled with the fact that they are distributed among on-premises and various types of cloud, and the explosion of mobile and accelerated adoption of IoT in recent years.
The main cyber threats companies are not prepared for are: outsider attack (43%), data vulnerability (38%), insider sabotage (35%), user errors (35%), and phishing (35%), according to a Bitdefender survey on US IT decision makers.
Companies are slowly joining the bandwagon with hybrid cloud adoption, but Gartner estimates that it’s still three to five years from going mainstream. By the end of 2015, only 15 percent of enterprises have adopted it so far, although the demand for hybrid cloud is estimated to be growing at a compound rate of 27% a year, outpacing overall IT market growth, according to researcher MarketsandMarkets, cited by The Journal. The company said it expects the hybrid cloud market to reach $85 billion in 2019, up from $25 billion in 2014.
An October 2016 Bitdefender survey of 250 IT decision makers in the United States in companies with more than 1,000 PCs shows that virtualization is a strategic priority, yet they are still not fully ready for the security challenges this environment brings. Hybrid infrastructures have become the major common architecture in the enterprise environment and CIOs have to adapt to the new world.
Advanced Persistent Threats are the plague of enterprise security, crippling businesses and IT careers through costly data breaches and massive losses. They routinely evade traditional security systems and steal confidential corporate information without a trace.
Companies’ attackable surface area has increased by a factor of two to 100 times as CIOs have started migrating corporate information from traditional data centers to a cloud infrastructure, boosting server workloads, according to a recent research.
The internet is a far stranger place than the average user gets to experience. It’s used not only for everyday activities such as looking up recipes and updating Facebook statuses, but also for activities that might land users in jail.
Some time ago we examined the key cyber security issues and challenges facing a number of industries. Things change fast in the security arena, so we thought it would make sense to provide an updated look at some of these sectors.
Despite obvious supply chain differences between organizations in different industries, IT architects should consider their generic similarities when integrating various solutions. Quite often, the complexity of the supply chain depends on the entities working together – manufacturers, logistic providers, repackages, retail stores – meaning that security and infrastructures become complex and cumbersome to manage.
Cloud security has been perceived as the main issue of Cloud ever since the cloud first became a reality for enterprises. And despite many efforts to protect cloud services against data breaches and other attacks, recent research shows that much uncertainty, concern and turbulence remain when it comes to ensuring that data in the cloud is secure.
The cloud will most commonly be used in a hybrid manner by 2020, according to a Gartner report, emphasizing that operating entirely off the cloud will largely disappear by the end of the decade.