The Cloud is ubiquitous: any company looking to ramp up quickly will provision its compute, networking, and storage with its preferred cloud provider, and get started rolling out their products. That makes total sense from a business perspective. The Cloud has simplified development and automation exponentially over the years, and emerging tech such as AI and IoT will only accelerate this.
However, the catch is that the very same foundational architectures which drive the Cloud’s efficiency, flexibility, and cost benefits ultimately also are its weakest links from a security perspective. The result is the daily march of headlines we all read about: ever larger and deeper breaches of data and systems.