Forrester analyzed cloud security road maps for nearly every type of IT implementation around the globe.
Cloud Security workloads are here, and as the CISO, it’s your responsibility to protect them. To protect your sensitive data in the cloud from security breaches, privacy abuses, and other incidents, you need an overarching strategy and a detailed road map that includes cloud discovery and workload management, data protection, activity and threat monitoring, data loss prevention, and identity and access management.
A lot of sensitive information, business process information, and other intellectual property live in IaaS cloud platform workloads in AWS, Azure, etc. you must connect the configuration and security management of these workloads to on premises and cloud security strategies.
The cloud — while it brings numerous business and operational benefits — is in large part about loss of your direct (security) control. Continuing with rigid on-premises security strategies will not cut it, simply because cloud providers will not change their terms and conditions just to be able to fit into your security strategy and forensic processes. Either you create a flexible cloud security strategy that interplays with the cloud providers’ security capabilities or their division of responsibility schemes, or you simply won’t have a working cloud security strategy.
Business’ mandate to establish and then increase the firm’s cloud footprint is here to stay. Security and risk professionals either support this initiative or risk becoming obsolete and redundant. If the company’s security organization can’t provide a cloud security strategy and its implementation, and you stand in the way, LOBs will simply work around security to adopt cloud services — without necessarily paying attention to the security aspects of cloud adoption.
Read the report to:
- Learn how to create a cloud security strategy
- Take a security self-assessment
- Understand the five stages of a solid strategy
- Get links to additional resources