As more applications move to the cloud and hybrid cloud environments, so too do the threats and bad actors that permeate today’s businesses. Today, defending against such threats is only half the battle, and preventing against the vulnerabilities — specifically, complex chains of simple vulnerabilities — that we cannot see will separate thriving businesses from their counterparts. Organizations will be forced to either evolve their mentality — or lose out to evolving threats.
Let’s begin with how cloud computing placed new pressures on the firewall. The firewall, like many businesses of the late 21st century, has had to evolve as cloud environments became the norm.