Clouds Are Secure: Are you Using Them Securely

What steps should you take to enable the effective and secure use of public cloud services?
According to Gartner, “CIOs need to ensure their security teams are not holding back cloud initiatives with unsubstantiated cloud security worries. Instead, they should encourage their teams to apply imagination and energy to develop new approaches to securely and reliably leverage the benefits of SaaS, PaaS and IaaS.”

By reading, “Clouds Are Secure: Are You Using Them Securely?,” you will gain insight into Gartner’s recommended practices for effective and secure adoption of public cloud services, including:
  • Develop an enterprise cloud strategy, including guidance on what data can be placed into which clouds and under what circumstances.
  • Implement and enforce policies on cloud ownership, responsibility and risk acceptance by outlining expectations for form, significance and control of public cloud use.
  • Follow a life cycle approach to cloud governance that emphasizes the operational control of your virtual enterprise of SaaS-, PaaS- and IaaS-based services.
  • Develop organizational expertise in the implementation and control of each of the cloud models you will be using.