As the world reflects on a year of pandemic-driven disruption, many IT leaders are feeling like they’ve done the impossible. More than half of the global workforce was assigned to home offices full-time. IT teams deployed resources and trained employees on secure remote access, data backup, online meetings, and more. While they were in the middle of this, these teams were also fighting off cyberattacks that were increasingly sophisticated and severe in scope. It was a tough year for corporate IT.
For some companies, this disruption accelerated their forward movement on a roadmap already in place. Digital transformation has already proven its value to organizations of all sizes. Last year's most successful companies were the ones that were able to embrace and realize the concept of a secure organization that exists outside of a traditional network perimeter.
To help understand this transformation, Barracuda commissioned independent market researcher Vanson Bourne to conduct a global survey of 750 IT decision-makers responsible for their organization’s cloud infrastructure. The results are discussed in this Security Magazine article by Nitzan Miron. Nitzan serves as Barracuda’s VP of Product Management for Application Security. In this article, he reviews the key findings around adoption trends, security concerns, app vulnerabilities, and a variety of related issues.
The article is a must-read for those of you protecting your company from attack, planning a migration to the cloud, developing custom applications, architecting a ‘virtual-first' infrastructure, or wanting to learn more about public cloud adoption. You can read it here: Security without borders: Protecting cloud apps.
Christine Barry is Senior Chief Blogger and Social Media Manager at Barracuda. Prior to joining Barracuda, Christine was a field engineer and project manager for K12 and SMB clients for over 15 years. She holds several technology and project management credentials, a Bachelor of Arts, and a Master of Business Administration. She is a graduate of the University of Michigan.
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