Cloud Security refers to policies, controls, procedures and technologies that work together to protect data, applications and infrastructure in the cloud.
The cloud is basically an IT environment (whether public, private or hybrid) that functions to let applications run, store and protect resources and regulate compliance and authentication rules.
From access management to traffic filtering, Cloud Security can be configured to the exact needs of your business. As a result, your IT team can focus on other important areas of your business.
You get the following benefits from Cloud Security:
- Centralized security - centralized protection that manages and enhances data, applications, traffic and web analysis and streamlines the monitoring of network events
- Reduced costs - no more hardware, reduces administrative overheads and provides proactive security features with 24/7 protection
- Reduced administration - automatic security configurations and updates
- Reliability - safe access to data and applications from anywhere.
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Moving to the cloud only means you are putting your data in another place that you don’t manage and are not in control of. No matter where you put your data, you will always be responsible for it.
Taking this into account, you will not get away with trying to outsource responsibility for your data. Because of this, every cloud initiative needs a security-by-design approach.
Cloud security refers to the traditional and next-generation security elements that are logical steps that come with moving to the cloud. As such, the process starts before you actually move to the cloud and you need good preparation and a phase-based approach. This is also the time to make your own decisions before taking the step to the cloud (security by design).
Security in the cloud refers to the applications, data, and other services a company runs in a third-party cloud or clouds. So, you are already in the cloud and can only add what the public cloud providers allow. This means you can no longer make your own decisions and are only able to use what the cloud provider offers or allows you to use from third parties.
This is to avoid being limited to what the cloud providers allow.
Facts show that about 80% of the organizations will end up with a multi-cloud environment.
Every organization goes to a few phases in what is called the hybrid cloud. Most organizations will always have a hybrid cloud because of compliance, legacy, OT, and intellectual property factors. Most will have at least 5% on-premise in the coming three to five years.
In our services, we work with some strategic vendors that can also make these steps in phases and we can integrate and accelerate when adding the other vendors within our proposition.
We also see an evolution from a traditional MSSP as Kahuna has always been, to a hybrid MSSP and later also a cloud MSSP or cloud security broker. Where we once had everything on-premise, we have since shifted to a more complex situation called the hybrid cloud in which we need to manage on-premise, SAAS applications, and multiple (public) cloud providers all the same time.
This means that while agents we used on-premise are still in use, we need to add log sources with APIs integrating with cloud providers and SAAS applications and services.
We need, next to our services based on knowledge, experience, and expertise, to select cloud-ready vendors (best in class) that can catch up in every phase toward the cloud. The products need to be able to add value individually but also within our Kahuna and SOC ecosystem.
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