Risks associated with going multi-cloud

Risks associated with going multi-cloud

Multi-cloud security establishes consistent management and enforcement of security policies. Cloud security solutions must address the requirements of

Published By - Jason Hoffman

The use of multiple storage services in a single diverse architecture are referred to as multi-cloud.

Multi-cloud security establishes consistent management and enforcement of security policies. Although it could help your organization benefit in a lot of ways since there is an involvement of more than one service provider, but there are certain risks and multi-cloud challenges involved as well, which come tagging along with the benefits:

  1. Data governance and compliance: You need to meet some specific data governance requirements, and moving applications online don’t eliminate that need. You may or may not realize that a specific application is running in an unapproved environment. These sort of compliance issues can be challenging for IT leaders. By integrating your on-premises infrastructure with various public and private cloud environment, you may be able to address better some of the data storage complications that can arise.
  2. Software development: Going multi-cloud can make application deliverability quite complicated. Cases that require specific adaptation or reconfiguration of applications should be avoided by organizations.
  3. Security: Since the infrastructure and software keeps changing and updating several times hence the security of your service should be assessed on a regular basis. To avoid this, any remediation instructions provided by security testers should be implemented. You should make sure that the configuration of technologies is secure, and monitor for changes that can create future vulnerabilities.
  4. Cyberattacks: Cybercriminals understand the complexity of the challenges faced around a multi-cloud environment. In cases where different security devices aren’t integrated, they can take advantage of the gaps that exist. It is thereby necessary to stay ahead of the game and prevent these gaps from happening.
  5. Decreasing speed: Organizations are turning to automation to instantly respond to user demands which are quite necessary to sustain in this ever-changing environment. Billions of connected IOT devices and SaaS applications increase the volume of data that needs to be protected, decreasing the operability time which leads to lack of speed and organizations cannot afford to lack behind with the rising competition.

Networks with wisely defined firewalls where protection is focused on preventing threats hovering at the firewall door is not sufficient. Cloud security solutions must address the requirements of each infrastructure be it a hybrid, public or private network including the increasingly complex multi-cloud environments.

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