Almost everything comes down to identity. Every day, digital verification plays a crucial role in our ability to conduct commerce and access information online. It governs how we work and dictates our interactions with one another in a safe and secure manner.
Businesses are increasingly migrating to the cloud, driven at least partly by the move to remote and hybrid workforces. The numbers bear this out, with Gartner forecasting that worldwide public cloud end-user spending will reach nearly $500 billion in 2022, rising to $600 billion in 2023. The same Gartner forecast says infrastructure as a service (IaaS), including managed cloud infrastructures, will be the market segment that will experience the most significant growth at 30.6%, followed by desktop as a service (DaaS) and platform as a service (PaaS), with both projected to expand by about 26%.
Gartner estimates that more than 85% of organizations will embrace the cloud-first principle by 2025. According to the Cloud Industry Forum, multi-cloud infrastructures are the future of enterprise IT. And in Cisco’s 2022 Global Hybrid Cloud Trends report, nearly half of the 2,500 IT global decision-makers surveyed said they use two or three public cloud providers. Just 8% said they use a single cloud. Keeping your data secure across a multi-cloud infrastructure presents several challenges, with security listed as the top respondent concern according to the Cisco report.
Your data is precious, and any data loss can be painful. Daily headlines about ransomware, breaches, and other cyberattacks make data security more crucial than ever. But the odds are against you, with one report finding that ransomware attacks increased by 13% in 2021—more than the last five years combined. Businesses suffered 50% more cyberattacks per week over the same period. But here’s the real problem. no matter what prevention measures you put in place, a data breach may always be on the horizon. Over 90% of organizations had a security incident linked to a third-party partner last year. But the cause of the breach doesn’t matter.
A recent survey of 5,600 IT professionals found that 66% of respondents said their organization had been hit by ransomware in 2021. That makes ransomware recovery a critical element of any disaster recovery (DR) plan. But disasters run the gamut from earthquakes and hurricanes to hardware failures and power outages. Most companies simply aren’t prepared for the wide range of ransomware and cyberattacks that cybercriminals employ in their hunt for victims.