Emerging Cloud Security Threats & How the US Govt. Plans to Deal with Them

The cloud has become the new normal, businesses must rely on cloud computing to execute their operations and get a competitive edge in the industry. Despite cloud technology’s immense benefits, it has also exposed the business network to sophisticated security threats.

In response to the growing threat landscape, the recent National Cybersecurity Strategy released by the U.S. government aims to develop safe and secure digital ecosystems. The latest cybersecurity strategy released by the government seeks to reimagine cyberspace by making fundamental shifts in how they allocate roles, responsibilities, and resources in cyberspace.

“It is true that nation-state-level threat actors can leverage the flexibility of the cloud to launch attacks and make it easier to hide. But this is also true of the internet in general,” says James Beecham, Founder, and CEO of ALTR

The U.S. government wants to achieve two primary goals with the new cybersecurity strategy:

  • They want to focus on rebalancing the responsibility of securing cyberspace by fundamentally shifting the burden for cybersecurity away from users, small and medium businesses, and local governments to enterprises with the best capability to minimize risks for all.
  • Additionally, they want to focus on realigning incentives that encourage businesses to have long-term investments by striking a perfect balance between securing against today’s threats and strategically planning for investing in a resilient future.

Cloud providers need to focus on strengthening their cloud architecture to enhance their security to protect the rights of customers and their customers.