Cloud

9/8/2017
12:32 PM
50%
50%

Cloud Security Hype Fails to Match Deployments

Technologies like software-defined perimeter and key management as-a-service generate enthusiasm but will take years to reach mainstream adoption.

Businesses have taken greater interest in securing data, applications, and workloads as they move information to the cloud. However, many top-of-mind security technologies are still years away from deployment at most organizations, as indicated in Gartner's Hype Cycle for Cloud Security.

This year, technologies generating the most enthusiasm include key management as-a-service, data loss protection (DLP) for mobile devices, and software-defined perimeter. Despite the hype, Gartner estimates all will take at least five years to reach mainstream adoption.

On the bottom part of the curve, or "trough of disillusionment," are technologies that failed to meet high expectations. Gartner buckets disaster recovery as-a-service and private cloud computing into this section and anticipates mainstream adoption within two years.

DLP and infrastructure-as-a-service fall on the "slope of enlightenment," meaning experimentation and development of the two technologies are beginning to pay off at more businesses. Researchers anticipate full maturity within the next two years.

Four tools have hit a plateau at which they have broadly demonstrated their benefits in the enterprise. New entrants tokenization, high-assurance hypervisors, and application security as-a-service have joined identity-proofing services in this section.

Read more details about the technologies here.

Dark Reading's Quick Hits delivers a brief synopsis and summary of the significance of breaking news events. For more information from the original source of the news item, please follow the link provided in this article. View Full Bio

Comment  | 
Print  | 
More Insights
Comments
Newest First  |  Oldest First  |  Threaded View
RyanSepe
50%
50%
RyanSepe,
User Rank: Ninja
9/13/2017 | 7:16:19 AM
Cost
A major reason for this comes down to cost, not just direct but operational as well. As ideal as some cloud deployments may sound they typically are more costly. Similar to new purchasing new technologies, once the price is driven down after a few years, they will become more frequently integrated.
White House Cybersecurity Strategy at a Crossroads
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  7/17/2018
The Fundamental Flaw in Security Awareness Programs
Ira Winkler, CISSP, President, Secure Mentem,  7/19/2018
Number of Retailers Impacted by Breaches Doubles
Ericka Chickowski, Contributing Writer, Dark Reading,  7/19/2018
Register for Dark Reading Newsletters
White Papers
Video
Cartoon Contest
Write a Caption, Win a Starbucks Card! Click Here
Latest Comment: This comment is waiting for review by our moderators.
Current Issue
Flash Poll
Twitter Feed
Dark Reading - Bug Report
Bug Report
Enterprise Vulnerabilities
From DHS/US-CERT's National Vulnerability Database
CVE-2018-14505
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-22
mitmweb in mitmproxy v4.0.3 allows DNS Rebinding attacks, related to tools/web/app.py.
CVE-2018-14500
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-22
joyplus-cms 1.6.0 has XSS via the manager/collect/collect_vod_zhuiju.php keyword parameter.
CVE-2018-14501
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-22
manager/admin_ajax.php in joyplus-cms 1.6.0 has SQL Injection, as demonstrated by crafted POST data beginning with an "m_id=1 AND SLEEP(5)" substring.
CVE-2018-14492
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-21
Tenda AC7 through V15.03.06.44_CN, AC9 through V15.03.05.19(6318)_CN, and AC10 through V15.03.06.23_CN devices have a Stack-based Buffer Overflow via a long limitSpeed or limitSpeedup parameter to an unspecified /goform URI.
CVE-2018-3770
PUBLISHED: 2018-07-20
A path traversal exists in markdown-pdf version <9.0.0 that allows a user to insert a malicious html code that can result in reading the local files.