As enterprises shift their workloads to the cloud, securing cloud environments has become an imperative.
Gartner forecasts that worldwide public cloud spending will increase by 18.4% in 2021 to a total of $304.9 billion. The market research firm predicts that the proportion of IT spending shifting to the cloud will accelerate, with the cloud projected to make up 14.2% of the total global enterprise IT spending market in 2024, up from 9.1% in 2020.
With the shift toward cloud computing, many organizations have at least some footprint in the cloud. Thus it becomes important to secure both your on-prem and cloud infrastructure.
Cloudquery, which runs as an extension of osquery, simplifies the visualization and monitoring of all your cloud resources. It creates a seamless integration of cloud telemetry with the rest of your osquery-powered telemetry.
In recent times we are seeing an increased number of Docker container malware. Attackers scan the internet to identify the misconfigured Docker engine API installations to install the malicious images or run commands to install the malware. Access to the Docker engine API can provide an attacker fine control over the Docker installation enabling him/her to create, delete, dump and run commands in the containers, although the majority of the malware seen to-date are either using system resources for crypto mining or denial of service attacks. In general, the container is an encapsulated environment to run the application so it can be used for any activity from proxies to botnet services and can easily become part of attacker infrastructure to distribute malware.
Cloud computing is a $136 billion industry, and it continues to grow. As consumers become more technology-savvy, individual use of cloud services enters the realm of convention. Cloud migration is picking up speed because it introduces cost-effective and flexible services into a previously expensive technological sphere. However, cloud computing also gives rise to new security challenges.