Cloud Adoption and Cybersecurity: A Business’s Vulnerabilities and Responsibilities

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Almost half of businesses say they plan to migrate 50% or more of their applications to the cloud in the coming year. Do you know which security components fall under your team’s responsibilities when you use SaaS applications — Microsoft 365, Google Workspace, Slack, and Zoom, and others? 

Keeping security at the forefront when migrating to cloud infrastructure will keep your company safer.  

Misconfiguring of cloud resources is a leading cause of data leakage, and email – whether it’s in the cloud or on-premises – remains a leading source of cybersecurity risk.

To complicate security challenges, cybercrime is up 600% due to COVID-19. There are multiple reasons for this spike, including more employees working remotely from home where their networks are typically less secure than their workplace networks. Remote work also relies heavily on storing information in the cloud, which expands your organization’s total attack surface and increases your cyberattack risk.

Cybercriminals are getting smarter, too. They’re deploying increasingly advanced and clever tools to attack organizations, including infiltrating cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications. Small to medium-sized businesses are especially vulnerable as they tend to have fewer internal resources available to identify potential vulnerabilities or work to prevent (and resolve) cyberattacks.

Managing security for cloud-based applications adds another layer of complication for cybersecurity teams. 

The rise in cybercrime underscores that businesses need trained professionals to help identify vulnerabilities and reduce risk. Cloud security experts should be part of that equation.

But who, exactly, is responsible for what?

Learn more about what roles SaaS providers and their customers play when it comes to security and responsibilities. When you understand who is responsible for physical security, host infrastructure security, network and application-level controls, identity and access management, and endpoint protection in your IT environment, you can greatly reduce the risk of moving to — and operating in — the cloud. Defining roles is essential to ensuring nothing falls between the cracks in our new normal.

The team at Leapfrog paves the way for digital transformation by modernizing your IT infrastructure for cloud adoption and migration and adhering to the latest cybersecurity best practices. As a managed security services provider (MSSP) with more than 20 years of experience keeping cybercriminals away, our team delivers the security your company needs with the convenience and efficiency of the cloud.