As organisations continue to carry out digital transformation, cloud computing is on the increase, enabling those that adopt the technology to be on the frontline of innovation. The positives of utilising cloud infrastructures are well documented but a characteristic that often gets overlooked, much to the detriment of organisations, is security. 
With businesses looking to migrate away from on-premise technology, it is essential that steps are in place to protect the vital assets that transfer to the cloud. This will also avoid any serious disruption to the business overall. Nevertheless, there seem to be key areas of cloud security that continually seem to be neglected, so here are our tips on how to resolve them.
Knowing where the assets are
Even though the flexibility that cloud offers is seen as a positive, it can also add an element of anarchy for security teams. If the number of departments with access to a particular cloud infrastructure is high, it can become a mind field for security professionals to keep track of who is accessing what.
In addition, when companies transfer offerings to the cloud, visibility of assets can be obscured, especially when departments are given more freedom to deploy and use Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions. To avoid a situation like this occurring, it should be advised that organisations implement security solutions that include auto-discovery functionality. With this efficient technology, businesses can conduct inventory checks within a timely fashion across networks, servers and workloads without shadow IT risks. As a result, security teams are given a comprehensive view of all deployments in the cloud, thus providing an accurate picture of the correlated risks between on-premise and cloud assets.
Lacking in cloud security skills
The cyber skills gap hindering the industry is very visible to this day. There are too few security professionals around and those that are qualified have limited time

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