There are many reasons why enterprises are using cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP) to facilitate web applications. Outsourcing to the cloud adds scalability, efficiency, and reliability, while also reducing workloads for IT teams.
These are positives, for sure – but while enterprise IT leaders celebrate the benefits that the cloud brings to their businesses, they may be missing a big negative. Organizations that move critical infrastructure to cloud platforms often mistakenly assume that their cloud providers also lock down security. In fact, this is often not the case; and when enterprises let critical cloud security slip, their security teams may also fail to configure critical controls or adopt the necessary secure architecture practices, leaving gaps that attackers can compromise.