Forcepoint called on its strategists, researchers and engineers to identify and discuss cybersecurity trends they forecast for the coming year and one of those predictions concerns with the Cloud Smart strategy.
Eric Trexler, vice president of global government at Forcepoint, shared that more organizations will transition from Cloud First to Cloud Smart in 2020 but will remain “cloud dumb” when it comes to ensuring the security of their public cloud environments.
More data breaches are likely to occur in the coming year as cloud-based applications become more prevalent and as threat actors boost their efforts to gain access to data and systems in the public cloud.
Forcepoint said government agencies and other organizations should fully understand the value of data and ensure data security in the public cloud as they implement the Cloud Smart strategy. This could be done by building security from the ground up, taking security into consideration and understanding risk.
The company suggested several technologies organizations can field to help mitigate cyber risks, including risk-adaptive protection tools, data loss prevention technologies and cloud access security broker platforms.