Cloud security in 2022 saw new buzzwords emerge alongside new threats. Meanwhile, challenges related to cloud migrations and multi-cloud environments persisted. Vendors such as Google and Microsoft made bids to address those challenges.
ITPro Today’s 10 most-read cloud security stories explore this evolving area from various angles. Review the articles below for technology explainers, how-tos, and coverage of the year’s most notable news.
1. What Is Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management?
Is cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) just a buzzword, or is there substance to it? ITPro Today contributor Christopher Tozzi provides a comprehensive overview of CIEM tools, their benefits, and their challenges.
2. Securing VM Workloads in the Cloud
A move to the cloud can mean moving VM workloads from on-premises data centers to public cloud vendors like AWS and Azure. This article explains how to protect VM workloads in the cloud.
3. When Securing Your Software Supply Chain, Don't Forget the Cloud
Software supply chains as most people define them typically don’t include the public cloud, which isn’t software as much as it is infrastructure. That’s a mistake, says Christopher Tozzi.
Further Reading: How To Prevent Software Vulnerabilities in Commercial Applications
4. Google Cloud Buys the ‘Navy Seals of Cybersecurity’
Google’s acquisition of cybersecurity firm Mandiant made it an impressive competitor to Azure and AWS. Read about Google’s plans for Mandiant.
Further Reading: Will the Biggest Cloud Win? Lessons From Google’s Mandiant Buy
5. 4 Types of Insider Threats Every IT Pro Should Know
Sometimes the call is coming from inside the house. ITPro Today contributor Brien Posey outlines four types of insider threats to look out for, including cloud-based shadow IT.
Further Reading: Insider Threat Prevention Best Practices for the Remote Work Era
6. IBM Cloud: Hybrid Clouds Offer Innovation, but Not Without Challenges
An IBM report in September showed that as businesses move toward hybrid cloud computing, they struggle with security issues, labor shortages, and compliance issues.
7. Why Online Storage Services Are Prime Targets for Phishing Attacks
Cloud-based storage tools like Dropbox and Google Drive have become a security liability. IT Pro Today contributor Nathan Eddy details ways to mitigate the risks.
8. 5 Multi-cloud Security Challenges You Can Avoid
Multi-cloud environments introduce more complexities than organizations usually realize. This article highlights five mistakes an organization can make and how to avoid them.
Further Reading: The Cloud and 5G Apocalypse Is Only a Matter of Time
9. Microsoft Debuts Unified Service for Multicloud ID Management
Microsoft aims to support organizations that are struggling to manage and secure multiple clouds.
Further Reading: Microsoft Wants to Secure All Your Clouds, Including Amazon and Google
10. Cloud Security: Why Understanding Vulnerabilities vs. Threats vs. Risks Matters
Christopher Tozzi explains the differences between cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and risks. What might seem like interchangeable language in fact provides the key to protecting an organization against attacks.
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