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SDxCentral: Decentralization Haunts Security, Cloud Transitions

On August 8, NetSPI Senior Director Thomas Elling was featured in an article in SDxCentral called Decentralization Haunts Security, Cloud Transitions. Read the preview below or view it online.

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Cloud security has become more of an imperative and a must-have for organizations today. However, when looking at cybersecurity and specifically cloud transformation, cloud environments are incredibly decentralized, industry experts argued during an Inkhouse Black Hat panel last week. 

Security responsibilities have become diluted across organizations, where different business units all have to consider security — units usually without an impressive IT or security knowledge background.

The New Normal

Hybrid work is the new normal for many global workforces. With more work happening through online spaces rather than face to face, cloud adoption is on the rise. Netskope saw that organizations have increased their number of cloud applications by 80% on average since the beginning of the pandemic, according to Canzanese.

The next phase of businesses increasing their cloud transitions is the necessary increase in security budgets. 

“Large institutions, inevitably, are going to have to increase their security budgets,” said Immuta CEO and co-founder Matthew Carroll. “Even in a recent recession, I think that budgets from the security side are going to have to go up because inevitably they’re going to have to move data to the cloud, and these organizations have to mature their security posture to be able to do that.”

Maturing business security falls back on the cybersecurity talent shortage — a shortage that will continue into next year.

“We’re gonna see that talent shortage continuing to next year, and budget-wise you’re going to need to figure out where you can merge technology and talent,” said Thomas Elling, senior director of cloud pentesting practice at NetSPI. “You’re going to need cybersecurity professionals to understand and improve how they can use their tools to monitor and alert in the cloud and then go beyond that.”

You can read the full article at SDxCentral!