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Build a Cloud Security Strategy

Secure the cloud by considering its unique challenges.

  • Leveraging the cloud introduces IT professionals to a new world that they are tasked with securing.
  • With many cloud vendors proposing to share the security responsibility, it can be a challenge for organizations to develop a clear understanding of how they can best secure their data off premises.

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Critical Insight

  • Cloud security is not fundamentally different from security on premises.
  • While some of the mechanics are different, the underlying principles are the same. Accountability doesn’t disappear.
  • By virtue of its broad network accessibility, the cloud does expose decisions to extreme scrutiny, however.

Impact and Result

  • The business is adopting a cloud environment and it must be secured, which includes:
    • Ensuring business data cannot be leaked or stolen.
    • Maintaining privacy of data and other information.
    • Securing the network connection points.
  • This blueprint and associated tools are scalable for all types of organizations within various industry sectors.

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Start Here – read the Executive Brief

Read our concise Executive Brief to find out why you should build a cloud security strategy, review Info-Tech’s methodology, and understand the four ways we can support you in completing this project.

1. Explore security considerations for the cloud

Explore how the cloud changes the required controls and implementation strategies for a variety of different security domains.

2. Prioritize initiatives and construct a roadmap

Develop your organizational approach to various domains of security in the cloud, considering the cloud’s unique risks and challenges.

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A blueprint is designed to be a roadmap, containing a methodology and the tools and templates you need to solve your IT problems.

Each blueprint can be accompanied by a Guided Implementation that provides you access to our world-class analysts to help you get through the project.

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Get the help you need in this 2-phase advisory process. You'll receive 7 touchpoints with our researchers, all included in your membership.

Guided Implementation 1: Explore security considerations for the cloud
  • Call 1: Scope requirements, objectives, and your specific challenges.
  • Call 2: Review cloud considerations for security controls.
  • Call 3: Discuss security implications of cloud service models.
  • Call 4: Finalize list of initiatives for securing the cloud.

Guided Implementation 2: Prioritize initiatives and construct a roadmap
  • Call 1: Prioritize initiatives identified in Phase 1.
  • Call 2: Build execution waves and introduce Gantt chart.
  • Call 3: Finalize roadmap and discuss next steps.


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