Leverage the Convenience and Flexibility of the Cloud Without Sacrificing Security

With the convenience and ease of use cloud apps provide, your employees are using them every day to do their jobs. In fact, hundreds – if not thousands – of these apps are in use at your organization.

However, without proper security in place, these same cloud apps can also present problems related to data breaches, failed audits, and potential loss of your sensitive data and intellectual property.

Conducting a thorough assessment of your organizations cloud usage and putting into place a robust cloud security plan is a necessity to safeguard your business today.

Top Cloud Concerns Among IT Professionals

Only 18%

believe the native security capabilities of cloud providers are sufficient for implementation

76%

are concerned about their app and data security in their public cloud environment

Only 54%

of organizations are encrypting sensitive data in the cloud

Source: Forrester, Cloud Security Best Practices, Feb. 2016

Components of a Smart Cloud Security Strategy

Current Cloud Usage

Including the number of cloud apps in use, what they are used for, who uses them, their enterprise readiness, and your risk based on your usage of them.

Cloud Security Vision

Your vision should take into account the overall business strategy and contain measurable outcomes you can report on over time.

Cloud Security Enablement

Safe cloud enablement includes assessing the current cloud risk environment, identifying risky usage and/or sensitive data, and which granular security policies to enforce.

Cloud Security Roadmap

Create a roadmap with key milestones, timelines, and owners. Set goals for each stage of the roadmap, as well as evaluation criteria to determine if adjustments are needed.