The evolving nature of cloud infrastructure requires organizations to continuously upgrade their cybersecurity strategies.

FREMONT, CA – Organizations are often under the misconception that their robust cybersecurity measures can counter the threat of cybercriminals. Although they can avert minor breaches, even the most sophisticated cybersecurity companies cannot counter advanced cyberattacks. For instance, the breach experienced by Microsoft in 2010 evinced that even the tech giants are not invincible to cyber threats. The unfortunate incident granted unauthorized users access to the employee information stored in the offline address books of the organization.

When it comes to cloud technology, organizations can no longer depend on the conventional approaches of the traditional data center era. When enterprises migrate from traditional infrastructure to the cloud, they expect flexibility, cost-effectiveness, and agility. However, they often neglect the security requirements of the network.

Cloud is Not a Mere Product

Organizations cannot treat cloud infrastructure like any other product. Enterprises need to continuously upgrade their security to keep up with the evolving cyber threats that haunt the cloud. The conventional security measures often fail to counter the rapidly changing infrastructure. When cybercriminals are adopting AI to automate cyberattacks, organizations need to upgrade their security tools according to the cloud requirements.

The Inadequacy of Traditional Approach

The traditional security approach involves deploying applications within operating systems and network-based IP assessment. In the cloud, however, the application stacks run on abstract environments where the conventional security measures are ineffective. Cloud infrastructure is different from on-premise datacenters and requires robust security approaches to protect enterprise data from breaches.

Identifying the Real Threats

Organizations receive thousands of cybersecurity alerts in a day, of which most are deemed to be noise. However, organizations cannot adequately assess every alert. As a result, organizations often end up missing the real threats in the sea of false alerts. In such cases, organizations can leverage machine learning (ML) techniques to automate the time-consuming process, enhance accuracy, and identify the real threats.

Complying With API Cloud Security

When securing the cloud, organizations need to go beyond the cloud security since the applications running on the infrastructure. When it comes to the application programming interfaces, organizations need to be in control of the identity, safety, and policies. The API serves as a doorway to the cloud and maintains the balance of power between the organizations and cloud vendors. Hence, it is imperative for organizations to adopt the latest cybersecurity practices and keep updating them to implement robust cloud security.