Cloud Transformation Insights: Security

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Currently, all growing businesses are dealing with transitions from on-premises infrastructures to multi-cloud, hybrid cloud, or both. From a strategic perspective, the decisions made referring to this significant technology shift will impact your company for the next decade.

Whether you are looking to move one workload or shutdown an entire data center, the transformation is complex and brings in many difficult decisions that influence key company processes. Successful cloud migration must rely on an in-depth analysis and high-level expertise.

In this review we answer some of the most important questions that our clients have asked during their cloud journey.

 

Security

Most consider the cloud to be more secure than corporate datacenters, and this opinion is backed by vast amounts of tools that are provided to enhance the security level. Organizations that have their own datacenters face many challenges with securing them. These include recruiting and retaining security experts, using many security tools and keeping up the pace with the volume and complexity of possible threats.

Cloud services are unique in the security area as they are designed to help organizations to face those challenges. Cloud services protect business assets while reducing security costs and its complexity. Built-in security controls and intelligence help admins to easily identify and respond to threats and security gaps. This allows organizations to rapidly improve their security posture by shifting some of the responsibilities regarding security on to the cloud vendors. Organizations can thus get more security coverage – which enables them to move security resources and budget to other business priorities.

It is very important to note that, while using cloud services the Vendor is not responsible for: protecting the security of the data, identities, on-premises resources and the cloud components that the Vendor is not controlling. The responsibilities that lay on the Company’s side, regardless of the type of deployment, are:

  • Data

  • Endpoints

  • Account

  • Access Management