In 2023, the cloud is fundamentally delivering on its promised business outcomes. However, security concerns remain a critical barrier to cloud adoption, showing little signs of improvement in the perception of cloud security professionals. Cloud adoption is further inhibited by a number of related challenges that prevent the faster and broader embracement of cloud services.
This 2023 Cloud Security Report surveyed 752 cybersecurity professionals to reveal key challenges and priorities, including:
- Cloud security continues to be a significant issue, with 95% of surveyed organizations concerned about their security posture in public cloud environments.
- Misconfiguration remains the biggest cloud security risk, according to 59% of cybersecurity professionals.
- Despite economic headwinds, cloud security budgets are increasing for the majority of organizations (60%) by an average of 33%.
- 44% of organizations are looking for ways to achieve better visibility and control in securing hybrid and multi-cloud networks, with 90% looking for a single cloud security platform to protect data consistently and comprehensively across their cloud footprint.