Businesses are getting cosier with the cloud. As more data pours in, it makes sense to use a public cloud server rather than set up servers in-house. But just because they’re moving to a ‘cloud smart’ agenda doesn’t mean that they aren’t being ‘cloud dumb’.
According to Forcepoint, public cloud systems are going to be the new bullseye for attackers worldwide in 2020. “We expect to see more breaches both from external and internal parties as Cloud applications become more ubiquitous,” it says.
While cloud service vendors are obligated to protect the infrastructure and make sure that data keeps flowing smoothly, they’re not actually responsible for data security. That liability lies with the enterprise — something that most businesses don’t seem to realise.
“From the cloud layer all the way down to the home network, IT security leaders will need to reassess their cyber risk and protection strategy in 2020,” says Nilesh Jain, vice president for Southeast Asia and India at Trend Micro.