Securing cloud-based and legacy systems is a balancing act, and businesses have a tough time staying upright. As the race to the cloud picks up speed, many are struggling to fully protect their hybrid environments from zero-day attacks. Researchers at Enterprise Strategy Group (ESG) polled 450 IT and security pros in North America and Western Europe on hybrid cloud environments and containers. The results demonstrate concern around zero-day attacks and increased container adoption.
Hybrid infrastructures have become the major architecture in enterprise environments, a shift that has come with “major headaches and concerns,” says Bogdan “Bob” Botezatu, senior e-threat analyst at Bitdefender. “The move to hybrid happened because increasingly more organizations want to enjoy the benefit of public cloud – scalability, pay-as-you-go rates and flexibility – but also maintain control over the key infrastructure,” he explains. The hybrid approach is a necessary step toward public cloud adoption, especially for companies hesitant about cloud security.
Read more about the findings of the Enterprise Strategy Group study indicating that hybrid cloud environments are particularly vulnerable to zero-day exploits on DarkReading.