A recent study by the Cloud Security Alliance and AlgoSec revealed that over 50% of organizations are running 41% or more of their workloads in public clouds, and 63% of respondents expect to be running 41% or more of their workloads in the public cloud in 2021. It is then very likely that the adoption of the public cloud will continue to grow in the next few years.
However, there are still major concerns over cloud adoption among organizations. The top concerns are network security, a lack of cloud expertise, migrating workloads to the cloud, and insufficient staff to manage cloud environments. The study noted that 79% of respondents had staff-related issues, hence showing that businesses have trouble handling cloud deployments with a remote workforce.
Moreover, many also reported a cloud security incident in the past year. The most common causes were highlighted to be due to cloud provider issues, security misconfigurations, and attacks such as denial of service exploits. 24% declared that it took them up to three hours to restore operations and 26% said it took them half a day.
The report noted that 52% of respondents were using cloud-native tools to manage cybersecurity while 50% were using orchestration and configuration management tools such as Ansible, Chef, and Puppet. Only 29% revealed they were using manual processes for their cloud security. It was also reported that 35% have a SecOps team managing their cloud security.
As cloud environments continue to evolve, it is vital that supplementary Infosecurity tools are available and used by organizations in order to improve public cloud security.