A CISO game plan for cloud security

This post was originally published on Info World

As businesses increasingly migrate to the cloud, chief information security officers (CISOs) face numerous critical challenges in ensuring robust cloud security. Don’t believe me? Experts highlighted this at the recent Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit. Gartner projects a significant 24% increase in spending on cloud security, positioning it as the fastest-growing segment within the global security and risk management market.

Adapt, adjust, execute

The bottom line is that shifting to cloud computing necessitates fundamentally rethinking security. Organizations strive to integrate the cloud into standard business operations, however, this transition has more pitfalls than most CISOs understand. I’ve seen this in my research and my experience as a consultant for 20 years, cloud and prior.

Issues that have been present in traditional IT environments persist in the cloud, such as governance, misconfiguration, insecure supply chains and pipelines, data loss or exfiltration, and failures in secrets and key management. The cloud introduces unique risks, including limited visibility, dynamic attack surfaces, identity proliferation, and misunderstandings around shared responsibility, compliance, regulation, and sovereignty. And this is just the tip of the iceberg.

Most CISOs tell me they have yet to understand exactly what should change. Many feel misled by the cloud provider regarding the work required to

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