IT News - Cloud

3 Reasons Why Killing Passwords Improves Your Cloud Security
Business 2 Community, September 27th, 2019
87% of enterprises are seeing mobile threats growing the fastest this year, outpacing other threat types

Louis Columbus notes in Business 2 Community :

  • 66% of IT professionals say security is their most significant concern in adopting an enterprise cloud computing strategy.

  • Enterprises are predicted to spend $12.6B on cloud security tools by 2023, up from $5.6B in 2018, according to Forrester.

"Jack Dorsey's Twitter account getting hacked by having his telephone number transferred to another account without his knowledge is a wake-up call to everyone of how vulnerable mobile devices are. The hackers relied on SIM swapping and convincing Dorsey's telecom provider to bypass requiring a passcode to modify his account. With the telephone number transferred, the hackers accessed the Twitter founder's account. If the telecom provider had adopted zero trust at the customer's mobile device level, the hack would have never happened..."

Multi-Cloud Seen Driving Managed Services
EnterpriseAI, September 25th, 2019
The steady enterprise shift to hybrid and multi-cloud deployments brings with it added layers of complexity as adopters seek to salvage some legacy infrastructure while migrating critical workloads to cloud-native frameworks

"Those requirements are said to be creating greater demand for managed services designed to demystify the transition," opines George Leopold in EnterpriseAI.

"That's among the conclusions of a vendor-sponsored study by 451 Research that found a glaring cloud skills gap as IT teams struggle to ramp up multi-cloud deployments. The study commissioned by Dell Technologies' (NYSE: DELL) Virtustream unit found that nearly two-thirds of cloud users surveyed rely on managed services to bridge the skills gap..."

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