Top Reasons to Prioritize Cloud Visibility In Your Cloud Security Strategy

They say, ‘you can’t protect what you can’t see.’ This bit of wisdom couldn’t be more on point when talking about enterprise data in the cloud, which is multiplying by leaps and bounds. It’s difficult enough to keep track of on-premise data along with associated threats and attempted breaches.

When you offload data to the cloud, how closely are you keeping watch to ensure it stays says. That’s especially the case when leveraging services like Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, or Google Cloud, that you don’t control. Well, the secret lies in making sure that you can indeed see what you need to protect in the form of greater visibility include cloud resources.

Keep in mind cloud visibility spans not just cloud platforms, but also security information and event management (SIEM) systems, endpoint detection and response (EDR) systems, to mention a few. Here are two reasons why cloud visibility is a must-have for building a best-in-class cloud security program.

Reduces Risk

Staying on top of threats requires ongoing vigilance and a proactive, not reactive, stance to detecting and mitigating threat activity. Visibility into apps and data in the cloud has the potential to give organizations the ability to see emerging threats while at the same time preventing incidents, reducing vulnerability and lowering risk.

Simplify Cloud Management

As companies are increasingly building complex systems of applications and data on cloud platforms, sometimes across multiple platforms, cloud visibility become more vital in managing them effectively. Security teams are now able to search for threat patterns simultaneously across multiple platform while layering apps and infrastructure into them, rather than manually searching across each one.

There is more to cloud visibility when it comes to improving cloud security than what is merely included in this simple guide. From simplifying cloud management and up reaction time to threats to supporting threat hunting and driving business value, you can never risk skimping on what cloud computing offers. It is only then that you will no longer have to worry about contending with cloud security issues.

The Global Twist

"The Global Twist is a freelance writer and journalist with over 10 years of experience in the industry. He has written for various publications. He is passionate about covering social and political issues and has a keen interest in technology and innovation. When he's not writing, The Global Twist can be found hiking in the mountains or practicing yoga.

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