Palo Alto Networks released research showing how vulnerabilities in the development of cloud infrastructure are creating significant security risks
"The Unit 42 Cloud Threat Report: Spring 2020 investigates why cloud misconfigurations happen so frequently. It finds that as organizations move to automate more of their cloud infrastructure build processes, they are adopting and creating new infrastructure as code (IaC) templates. Without the help of the right security tools and processes, these infrastructure building blocks are being crafted with rampant vulnerabilities..."
Plenty of organizations decide to migrate databases to the cloud. Is it the right move? Consider application type, provider lock-in and the appeal of cloud-specific features.
"Enterprises continue to march their applications and workloads into the cloud, but, for many, a database migration to the cloud feels like a bridge too far.
Gartner predicts 75% of databases will run on cloud database platforms by 2023. Most of this growth in database migration to the cloud will come from apps used by small to medium-sized businesses, which tend to be more nimble than large organizations. Enterprise adoption, however, will be a bit slower, particularly for transaction-processing apps with numerous integrations to other enterprise apps, said Gartner analyst Donald Feinberg..."