Six cloud security trends we’re watching in 2024
In this episode of the SecurityANGLE, our series focused on all things cybersecurity, I’m joined by Jo Peterson, engineer, analyst and member of theCUBE Collective community, to share insights on the top six cloud security trends we are tracking in 2024.
Global cloud spending on the rise, security strategies top of mind
According to Security Today, global cloud spending is expected to grow more than 20% in 2024 as more organizations implement a cloud-first approach. As assets increasingly shift to hybrid and multi-cloud environments, we expect security strategies to be top-of-mind as threat actors continue to look for vulnerabilities to exploit across interconnected cloud deployments. As an aside, if you’re interested in the 2024 IT Spending Outlook, check out my colleague, Dave Vellante’s Breaking Analysis on this topic utilizing the latest research from Enterprise Technology Research.
Why the focus on cloud security trends? Threat actors don’t sit still. They are rapidly adapting as organizations adopt a cloud-first approach, and organizations should be prepared to double down on their data protection and cloud security strategies to thwart cyber threats, especially those targeting attractive newer cloud technologies like container-based and serverless resources.
As we unpacked in this week’s show, the six cloud security trends your security and cloud security teams should be aware of and that we unpack in this episode include the following:
— A zero-trust model is rapidly becoming table stakes, and with good reason.
Implementing AI and ML for cloud is key; hyperscalers are starting to provide guidance for end users around securing AI, and we expect that to continue.
— Cybersecurity mesh architecture (CSMA) is a cyber defense strategy that is rapidly gaining ground, independently securing devices with their own perimeters (firewalls/network protection tools). CMSA helps provide a multi-layered defense against cyber threats, making it more difficult for attackers to penetrate an organization’s network successfully.
— Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) continues to see rapid adoption.
— Automation of DevSecOps can drastically reduce the number of errors that occur when security analysis is performed manually.
— Cloud Native Protection Platforms (CNAPPs) are becoming increasingly common (and part of the reason for acquisitions like SentinelOne’s recent purchase of PingSafe), and we expect interest in and adoption of CNAPPs to continue to rise.
Here’s the full episode:
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Shelly Kramer is the managing director and principal analyst at the CUBE Research (formerly Wikibon Research), the research and advisory services arm of SiliconANGLE and the CUBE. She works with some of the most well-known technology brands in the industry, providing customers with the insights and guidance they need to dominate their markets and industries. I’m a serial entrepreneur, and founded my first of many companies in my early 30s. In 2016, I co-founded Futurum Research and helped grow and scale the company, doubling revenue each of the last three years, while also leading operations and managing the analyst team.
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