The age of the coronavirus has introduced an increasing number of organizations to the benefits of cloud computing. In the span of two months, hundreds of thousands of organizations have transferred their on-prem data to the cloud.

“In a very real way, our global economy and daily lives now depend on…[cloud] services,” industry expert, and CEO, Liran Tachman points out. “Yet the sad fact is that if cloud-based services were regulated critical infrastructure, like your average airport, the Transportation Security Administration would have shuttered many of them long before COVID-19 came along,” says Tachman.

The majority of cloud applications lack adequate runtime security, and sufficient access controls. Changes to the cloud made by users can result in security slips. Consequently, the risk posed to businesses by cloud-based services remains high. To support continued economic growth during this global period of remote working, organizations will want to implement a bevy of cloud security measures.

To offset built-in cloud security risks, and risks presented by ‘the human factor’, organizations should purchase automated cloud security that keep pace with continual changes to the cloud.

You’ll want to look for security that can handle dynamic changes to both the multi-cloud and hybrid environments, and that can offer consistent, unified security across all cloud-based infrastructure.

In addition to improving your security posture, cutting-edge security infrastructure can also increase operational efficiency, and reduce overhead costs.

To learn more about leveraging and investing in robust cloud security, read this Cyber Talk article.