Cloud Security Trends 2018 - Let's Predict The Upcoming Days

It is clear from data breach statistics from 2017 that IT industries need to work more on online data storage protection. State-sponsored attacks, Equifax Breach, Wannacry, and other phishing scams prevailed in the previous year. Now what? What about this 2018 digital year? Definitely, if things go on in a careless manner then the rate of data breaches will increase in the future because hackers are becoming smarter day-by-day. But, what about the cloud security levels? It does not seem that IT enterprises are working at the correct pace for online security teams and budgets. Well, this blog is going to give predictions on cloud security trends in future.

Unable to Meet GDPR Compliance by Deadline

A recent survey shows that even when the deadline had passed, the majority of US organizations, which are subjected to EU guidelines had not adopted GDPR (European Union General Data Protection Regulation) by May 2018. The basic reason might be that they are not serious about this matter. Regulators will not audit GDPR compliance due to which firms have to pay fines only on a data breach occurrence or on a complaint registered from any EU citizen. However, on the occurrence of any one of the two incidents, it is predicted that regulators will lightly handle this situation because of the good-faith efforts by companies to comply. 

As per our cloud security trends prediction, enterprises that are taking the GDPR lightly will face a problem when a Cyber attack like Ransomware is experienced.

GDPR Regulators Create A Business Example

There are different schools of thought about who will be targeted by regulators first. Some say that they will set their first example with an EU firm. It is so because they are thought to be less likely to fight a fine. On the other hand, the second set of school of  thought believes that regulators will not be going after the US, but they have particular companies in mind.

It is not as difficult as it seems to be, to determine which enterprises are on their list. Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google have a controversial type of relationship with European Commission. The controversial topic is based on antitrust and privacy issues. If any of the 4 indicates the symptom of non-compliance GDPR then, in no time EU regulators may seize them. Until and unless a serious misstep takes place, other firms will be safe from the eyes of regulators.

Increase in Decline of Password-only Authentication

The Anthem and Equifax breaches were warning calls for all the consumers, who are questioning the protection of their cloud accounts. Most of them are still unaware of the password policy enhancements or alternatives like risk-based authentication or multi-factor authentication. Only having a password is not safe at all. Research done by the Bitdefender stated that the citizens of US are more concerned about stolen identities (79%) rather than email account hacking (70%) or home break-ins (63%).

Risk-based authentication is programmed with tools of IAM (Identity and Access Management). The IAM associated market is imagined to develop at the compound rate of 14.8% this year. This means that cloud security trend will not work only with password authentication.

Threat Detection Automated System Increases

Online storage data protection teams faces face a lot of data each day for identifying what is to be or what is not to be treated lightly. This volume increases with the occurrence of more attacks and smart hackers. It is  tedious and repetitive work to filter out the alert data that demands automated software to work.

By  mid 2018, a negligible amount of companies  will not be benefitting from machine-based learning. This technology contributes to easy filtering out of the alerts, lightening the work load. It is expected that this cloud security trend will get a boost by the end of 2018 because the number of threat indicators grows but, the pool of security talent is constrained.Different cloud-based studies say that automation software is capable enough in determining which alert an individual needs to take seriously. Several trials on automation tools give confidence to business people that they can continue working with cloud computing technology.  Such activities encourage cloud security teams to explore the use of automation where it is actually important. Online automation tools do not remove the staff but, boost the threat detection effectiveness and permit the staff to work more within their area of expertise.

Trust Will Be A Cause for a Fatal Accident in Cybercrime

When it comes to cybercrime, whom to blame and whom not to… it is difficult to conclude. No one is safe with PII (Personally identifiable information). An environment of mistrust will show an enterprise’s weakness, which could result in a serious concern for online storage data protection with a secured infrastructure. In simple words, it is important to establish trust between a business, its employees, and the customers. This helps in reducing the risk of a cybercrime occurrence.

Fill Gaps of Cloud Security Trends With CloudCodes

Today, being aware of cloud security issues is mandatory for internet users around the world. Full visibility over the security events boosts up the confidence of enterprises to work more with cloud computing. This provides consistent security protection in and out of the premises. But now one wonders, how?? Well, to get real-time visibility for competing challenges of cloud security trends, organizations can use CloudCodes. Its dashboard provides a continuous view of information being accessed with other valuable parameters. By default, it provides basic security measures to be safe from a data breach. 

It is difficult to manage things alone on a cloud. Join hands with CASB solution providers and create a virtual boundary across the online storage area, which can never be crossed by a hacker.