From the early days of cloud adoption, Security has been a topic for debate among the technology circles. The term Cloud is not complete with out a robust security mechanism in place. Despite the best foot forward even almost after a decade of cloud emergence we keep hearing the security concern from some part of the globe. Specially the year 2017 was marked as the year where most of cloud security concerns were raised.
Cloud Security has evolved over the years and has its roots firmly grounded. Security mechanisms deployed in cloud these days are pretty smart and do not easily compromise unlike the initial days. From viral security zones to centralized security mechanisms, cloud security of today is providing a guarantee of protection. It is a complex thing to handle and is best recommended to be handled by experts.
Based on our experience at Austere, we recommend the following six trends of cloud security to be watched out for.
Securing without Servers:
With the advancement of microservices, serverless processes are taking their spot in the cloud. It makes the life of security specialists easy if there are less servers or no servers in the cloud. Virtual Machines are an aid in this kind of a scenario. Using microservices for your security concerns is an evolving trend.
With due courtesy, we would like to quote some text from DevSecOps.org for the next paragraph to clearly explain what it is in their own terms.
The purpose and intent of DevSecOps is to build on the mindset that “everyone is responsible for security” with the goal of safely distributing security decisions at speed and scale to those who hold the highest level of context without sacrificing the safety required. The mindset established by DevSecOps lends itself to a cooperative system whereby business operators are supplied with tools and processes that help with security decision making along with security staff that enable use and tuning for these tools. In this case, security engineers more closely align with the DevSecOps manifesto, which speaks to the value that a security practitioner must supply as well as the changes they must make to enable security value to be supplied to a larger ecosystem.
DevSecOps is the next trend to watch out for when it comes to cloud security.
AI and Automation:
Advancements in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Automation has their impact on cloud security. Artificial Intelligence is adding intelligence to data and providing multiple aspects of data mining and data analysis which helps in making cloud security fool proof. Automation guided on the intelligence from AI will make sure the security is fool proof as there is no manual element involved. Automation carries on the task as defined in a logical manner where security is the highest priority. Man makes errors, machines cannot.
Did you know that Micro Segmentation practices identify command tools to determine an end point before it has any network perceptibility? This feature of Micro Segmentation Services is making it the next trend to watch out for in cloud security space.
In this the companies tactically need to identify the criticality of proper segmentation and micro segmentation with in the public, private and hybrid cloud environments
Just as we humans become wise after doing a mistake by learning from it, the systems learning from the past failures and being able to handle the same in future without failing are called as self-healing systems.
The Self-Healing concept can be applied to cloud security systems making them a viable trend to watch out for in the cloud security space.
At Austere, we help our clients with cloud-based services and solutions among which cloud security is our prime aspect. For more information, please visit, www.austeretech.com