Security in Cloud Environments: New Challenges and Solutions

Pyxis Comunicación

Friday October 14th, 2022


The global trend shows that organisations are adopting the use of cloud infrastructure at an accelerated rate. The vast majority are using hybrid environments between their on-premises infrastructure and one or more clouds to support their operation.

Current research shows that nearly 30% of organisations have experienced a security incident in their public cloud infrastructure in the last 12 months (1).

Of these, nearly a quarter (23%) were due to security misconfigurations in the infrastructure of their cloud environment.

Other significant contributors to cloud breaches include improper data sharing (15%), compromised accounts (15%) and exploitation of vulnerabilities (14%). (Source CHKP 2022)

It is only natural that these percentages will continue to grow at a rapid pace, accompanying the trend of cloud incorporation, default security configurations and cyber-attacks that exploit vulnerabilities and weak environments.

In addition to these complex issues, current standards and frameworks for both hybrid environments and cloud-native infrastructures pose new challenges, especially in terms of security. Principles such as Zero-Trust, Security by design or Least Privilege are imposing themselves on these new architectural paradigms. This rapid market adoption is mainly due to the fact that cloud solutions have brought with them new threats and security breaches. This means that the conceptual models of “classic” infrastructures are no longer efficient, pushing organisations to redesign their technological stack and solutions.

How to face the new challenges

Given this scenario, the main challenge for organisations is to renew themselves by adopting good security practices, without losing operational capacity in the process. To achieve this, it is essential to understand some central aspects of this renewal process.

On the one hand, having experience in this type of change is a great differential when planning and carrying out this complex scenario. The greatest success is obtained in the correct separation of stages that leave us at all times with a functional operation without high-impact changes, while gradually transforming the current design until it reaches the planned destination. This is undoubtedly a skill that comes with experience.

Secondly, to understand that the proposed transformation process requires time and effort. The phased working model itself will become a methodology that will accompany the organisation at least in the medium term.

It is important for this process to prioritise the right risks with unified management tools that use the benefits of automation and artificial intelligence to optimise solutions.

Given the above, optimising the security of Cloud and Hybrid environments is an increasingly complex task. Achieving optimal solutions requires the support of experts with experience in a variety of technologies.

At Pyxis, we have always been concerned about the security of our customers.

We have high-performance teams, security experts with extensive experience in various technologies, solutions, projects and success stories.

Given our experience, and in response to our clients’ needs, we designed a suite of consulting services to improve their Security Posture in an integrated, collaborative and continuous way over time.

This launch marks a new milestone on the road to providing valuable solutions so that companies can focus on their business and reduce their security concerns in the cloud.

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Pyxis Comunicación

Friday October 14th, 2022