The hybrid-cloud security road map

Over a year ago, the COVID-19 pandemic fundamentally changed the way businesses operate. Organizations faced immense operational resilience challenges, which were mainly addressed by the rapid migration to the cloud. This massive uptick in cloud computing adoption was executed in a matter of weeks – so quickly that some experts believe a decade’s worth of digital transformation was achieved in just a few months.

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Priyanka Roy is an enterprise evangelist at ManageEngine.

While this Herculean feat deserves praise, it should be noted that this whirlwind migration also created many new cybersecurity vulnerabilities in organizations. The various benefits of cloud solutions are undeniable: Not only can new digital processes and workflows be deployed in a matter of days, if not hours, but cloud computing also gives organizations options to autoscale on demand, pay only per use, and offload significant IT costs spent on running and maintaining expensive data centers. In fact, recent data from The 2021 Digital Readiness Survey found that 83% of organizations reported increased reliance on the cloud since the beginning of the pandemic.

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