Happy to share my article along with Rob Aragao, on Multi Cloud Security: https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/blog/2022/02/17/multi-cloud-security/
Thanks to Cloud Security Alliance for publishing the article!
Why organizations are adopting multi cloud: As per the Cloud Security Alliance’s (CSA) recent research study, Cloud Security and Technology Maturity Survey: organizations are adopting multi cloud for several key reasons, such as to:
Leverage best in class features from various Cloud Service Providers (CSP) (29%)
Avoiding vendor lock-in (21%)
Reducing cloud concentration risk (16%)
Bridging Identities across multi cloud: Setting up an Identity and Access Management solution for on-premise assets itself is not an easy task; hybrid and multi-cloud IAM setups pose even greater challenges in this space. From a governance and access policy management point of view, having a single Identity Access Management platform is typically ideal. However, the challenge is to bring in the Identities of all cloud platforms into the overarching IAM platform.
Data governance in multi cloud: Managing data from multiple platforms becomes a daunting exercise in a multi-cloud environment. One aspect is regulatory compliance, while the other could be the sheer sensitivity of the information. In any case, stronger governance of data is a must. Organizations need to have a framework that classifies information aligned with the business needs and based on the sensitivity of the information.
Go through the article for the detailed coverage of these topics!