You may understand the value of migrating to the cloud, but you might not understand enough about cloud security to feel entirely comfortable. Don’t worry. You’re not alone. According to a recent (ISC2)2 Cloud Security Report, 94% of organizations are moderately to extremely concerned about cloud security.
The critical thing to remember is that while the approach to cloud security is different than on-premises, it doesn’t mean it’s more difficult.
On-premises solutions add significant value to north-south traffic, but traditional methods like firewalls can’t always keep up with evolving threats. In the cloud, visibility on east-west traffic (what’s happening within your network), in addition to north-south, is paramount to detecting threat actors before they wreak havoc.
Let’s take a look at how to design your security strategy to maximize visibility so you can minimize vulnerabilities.
Too often, security is left until the end of the development and migration process. When developers deploy with security as an afterthought, security teams typically use various point products (108 on average) to manage vulnerabilities to prevent data breaches or hefty compliance fines.
A security-by-design or DevSecOps approach enables a smoother on-premises-to-cloud transition by encouraging collaboration between SecOps and DevOps teams to ensure security from migration to expansion that supports, instead of hinders, innovation.
As DevSecOps continues to go mainstream, the benefits of the approach are showing. In 2020, a GitHub DevSecOps survey found that 93% of security professionals said developers caught 25% or fewer bugs. However, as teams continue to shift left (up by 5% to 70% overall), the number of disgruntled security professionals plummeted to 45% in 2021.
Part of encouraging more transparency and communication between IT security and developer teams is choosing a cloud security solution that meets the needs of everyone involved. The best way to achieve this is with a security services platform.
A well-designed platform consolidates security services vital for SecOps and DevOps teams, from cloud workloads to containers, serverless applications, file storage, open-source risks, cloud networks, cloud posture and compliance. It will also help you shift security left, introducing security checks and validation at the first step in the infrastructure build process. Implementing security guardrails early in the pipeline before or while developers migrate to the cloud helps them hit the ground running, so they can build and deploy quickly and securely.
A platform also provides you with the flexibility to choose, which aligns with the security-by-design approach. With a platform, you can choose the cloud (hybrid or multi), the environments (public, private, virtual), the cloud services and the tools necessary to meet your organization’s objectives securely.
While there are many platform solutions on the market, not all platforms are created equal. Trend Micro Cloud One™ is a security services platform designed to tackle cloud vulnerabilities for SecOps and DevOps teams, simplifying cloud security before, during and after your migration to the cloud, with:
Trend Micro Cloud One provides the breadth, depth and innovation required to meet and manage your cloud security needs today and in the future. With seven cloud security components under the Cloud One umbrella, you can protect some aspects of your cloud environment or all of it. Go hands-on and learn how to protect any or all of these elements with a free 30-day trial of Trend Micro Cloud One.