Those hastily moving to post-pandemic cloud-based platforms are likely to make some major security mistakes, depending on how fast they are moving. Why? This is new to most of them, there are few known best practices for cloud security, and humans get overwhelmed with the tasks of securely moving to the cloud quickly.
I’ve put together a short list of some of the security mistakes I see as enterprises rush to the cloud.
Mistake 1: Not gathering and reacting to operational security data in real time.
The notion of SIEM (security information and event management) means gathering operational security data in a central location to manage existing or forthcoming incidents in real time. We can leverage data as a weapon: supporting audits, correlating data, and using predictive analytics, all to gain better insights as to the state of security and to proactively combat attacks.