Cloud is everywhere; it would be incredibly challenging to find a company that is not moving, has moved, or is thinking about moving to the cloud. Cloud computing technology offers advantages such as easy access to data at any given time and long-term cost-saving potential when compared to traditional hardware storage. But it is also highly vulnerable as it offers greater access to sensitive data while allowing less control over the network. From a security perspective, there are two considerable challenges companies face when they move to the cloud:
- Ensuring that no additional risk arises when moving from an on-premise solution to the cloud (or some hybrid of the two)
- Configuring all controls that existed for an on-premise solution for the cloud-based solution to enforce the same or higher level of control in the cloud environment
Wavestone US consultants are well-versed in cloud security best practices to combat any risk, but we also have one golden rule: trust the cloud service provider. We use our best practices along with guidance from experts from the service provider to provide the highest level of satisfaction for you. These best practices include network segmentation, identify and access management, staff training, implementation of cloud security policies, endpoint security, data encryption, audits, cloud disaster recovery, and compliance planning. Additionally, Wavestone helps clients implement an effective cybersecurity program for a client’s cloud environment by moving activities previously being done for the on-premise solution to the cloud, customizing expectations for the selected service provider, tailoring activities to secure a hybrid environment, defining a cloud service target operation model, and laying the groundwork for a successful relationship between the service provider and you.
We will work with your organization to understand your current cloud computing landscape, identify all gaps within the landscape, define a strategy moving forward, and ensure its successful implementation. Our methodology is tailored to be flexible and focused on achieving your desired outcome.