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Today, it's the rare organization that hosts all its applications on premises. The emergence of cloud applications has helped companies of all shapes and sizes reduce costs, improve collaboration and ensure scalability. However, along with the appealing benefits comes a major challenge: security.
Securing applications in the cloud isn't the same as securing them on premises. Methods including zero-trust networking and confidential computing may be the same, but there are also cloud-specific tools and measures, such as cloud access security brokers (CASBs) and security as a service (SECaaS) offerings, to keep in mind.
Security admins, IT teams and app developers must make special considerations to ensure their networks and confidential data aren't attacked via the gaps in cloud security. After all, Gartner predicted that 99% of cloud security failures will be the customer's fault through 2025 -- not the provider's.
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