The overwhelming majority of computer networks today are hybrid cloud configurations.
According to a recent survey, 74% of businesses describe their environment as hybrid/multi-cloud, and that number is only expected to rise in the years to come.
But alongside the rise of hybrid cloud architecture, we’ve witnessed a parallel increase in cyberattacks. Over the past two years, in fact, security breaches have risen by 11% and by 67% since 2014. In 2019, more than 7,000 breaches resulted in the exposure of over 15 billion user records. Today, hackers attempt such break-ins an average of 2,244 times per day—that’s an attack every 39 seconds.
Businesses need proven security solutions for hybrid cloud environments. Yet specific challenges persist in the areas of inbound firewall port access, code injection attacks, remote workers and VPNs, user management, and Remote Desktop Protocol attacks. This article discusses five hybrid cloud security challenges and their solutions.