5 Steps to Better Security in Hybrid Clouds

When it comes to embracing innovation, we are all a little cautious by nature. For example, we know electric cars are the future, but sales of hybrid gas/electric cars are booming — giving drivers the benefits of new technology combined with long-established, proven systems.

It’s the same with the hybrid cloud. It offers greater agility, rapid scalability, and cost-savings, as well as the promise of working seamlessly alongside organizations’ current, on-premises networks. As such, it’s no surprise that enterprises have embraced the hybrid cloud model. Nearly 50% of organizations surveyed by AlgoSec now run up to 20% of their workloads in public clouds, and another 25% used the public cloud for up to 40% of their workloads, according to a recent report, “The Hybrid Cloud Environments: The State of the Security“.

Despite this, the survey reveals that enterprises still harbor significant concerns about security in public clouds, holding them back from wider adoption. Companies that are running business applications in public clouds say that their biggest worries are the risks of cyberattacks, breaches, and outages, and the complexity of managing security effectively across hybrid environments.

Read what is causing these cloud security concerns and challenges, and how enterprises can address them, on DarkReading.

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