December 8, 2023

Organizations worldwide are moving their data and applications to the cloud, but so are cybercriminals. With 2022 upon us, more and more organizations are expected to adopt hybrid or multi-cloud approaches, but are they wary of the risks they could face? Here’s a round-up of some of the pressing cloud security challenges and opportunities that organizations across sectors should prepare for in the year ahead. Predicting that more enterprises will suffer a cloud data breach in 2022 is not exactly going out on a limb.

In the past year, 36% of companies suffered a serious cloud security leak or breach due to cloud misconfiguration, according to The State of Cloud Security 2021 Report. Gartner expects that through 2023, at least 99% of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault, mainly in the form of cloud resource misconfiguration.


Following are the predictive cloud security trends of 2022

  • Focus on building visibility in the Cloud to overcome Fragmentation for improving visibility
  • Data-Centric Approach for Cloud Security Based on Zero Trust
  • Containers support for cloud growth and security for containers
  • Optimistic Growth in Hybrid and Multi-Clouds
  • Borderless Security based on a Zero-Trust Architecture
  • Organizations Will Pivot Investments to Protect Business Impacting Data on Cloud 
  • Identity-Defined Security Strategy
  • Automation Process of bringing security tooling
  • DevSecOps tooling and implementing best practices to avoid log4j type threats
  • SASE Framework Will Push Network Security and Access Close to Users
  • SaaS Security via SaaS Security Posture management
  • Addressing Risk from Third Parties and Legacy Vendors
  • Attribute based access control (ABAC)

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