5 cloud security trends to concern in 2019

While market players are investing most of their money in technological advances, sales and marketing, complex issues like cloud security are still unsolved.

In today's rapidly changing world, organizations are at greater risks than ever because of network attacks. Cloud security is the only way to deal with external attacks that can harm the integrity and finances of the company.

In the past decade, cloud security technology has grown rapidly, combining several breakthrough technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT), blockchain and machine learning. According to Allied Market Research, the global cloud security market is expected to reach $ 8.9 billion by 2020.

We are too familiar with the concept of cloud computing. However, cloud security and cloud compliance are still quite unfamiliar and have not been given adequate attention. While market players are investing most of their money in technological advances, sales and marketing, complex issues like what software-as-a-service apps do, where data is stored, how to protect data… are still unsolved.

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In fact, experts believe that in the next two years every business and organization will have to increase the overall budget for data security and protect its own existence. And here are five cloud security trends to watch out for in 2019:

1. BYOD THREATS

The fever of "bring your own device" (BYOD) has enthralled some businesses while devices that incorporate IoT technology are still not safe enough. Although BYOD offers considerable convenience, it is undeniable that BYOD will make personal data vulnerable to this process.

Furthermore, combining IoT devices with almost no security systems in place will increase security risks even in the coming years. Therefore cloud security plays an extremely important role.

2. CONTINUOUS MONITORING

Security not only means investing in a software, it is also an ongoing process to review, evaluate and promote cloud protection measures. In the coming years, cloud security will become a key strategy for businesses to redefine how they assess the threat of cyber security.

Continuous real-time risk assessment in the IT department helps organizations make right decisions about their security guard.

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3. INSIDER ATTACKS

Intentional or unintentional, internal misuses or employees' mistakes are still the main reason behind most data violations, which indicates that although the company's defenses are strong, these mistakes make every protection useless.

In fact, such data violations often take months or years to find, increasing the challenge of ensuring the integrity and security of the company. The only solution to this risk is to shift the focus to internal threats and control employee operations within the internal system.

4. ADVANCED ANALYTICS

Security solutions such as security information tools and data loss prevention are now widely used all over the world. These solutions create a huge amount of data, which plays a particularly important role in detecting data violations.

Therefore, in order to get accurate information about data breaches in the IT environment, organizations often choose to use advanced analytical tools that can effectively detect threats to sensitive data.

5. BLOCKCHAIN

Developed only for electronic money, but blockchain is still being used in cloud security. Now it has become the most effective way to deal with cybercrime when data is stored in a layered and decentralized way.

This method prevents data from outside hackers and helps organizations protect data, as other participants in the blockchain network will be detected if any violations occur. In fact, blockchain can be considered the biggest technological leap in cloud security so far, especially for tightly regulated industries and law firms.

 

 

By: Emma Chavez