Organizations are adopting Office 365 and other cloud platforms at a rapid pace. Microsoft announced that it’s up 37% YOY on the number of commercial seats for Office 365. Vendors are making it easy to consume the “cloud” but the reality is that it’s hard to manage, and even harder to secure.
Not only are you expanding your IT infrastructure outside of your span of control, but now you have to evaluate how to monitor, report, manage, automate, comply, govern, secure etc. You’ve doubled your footprint (on prem and now cloud) and now you’ve doubled and increased your security risk.
Cloud security is an adoption barrier for organizations moving to the cloud as customers are concerned with data loss and leakage, and are looking to ways to ensure this new environment is secure.