Intelligent CIO LATAM Issue 18 - Page 77

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Recently , a cloud survey showed some of the concerns about cloud migration from IT leaders mentioning a lack of visibility , high cost , lack of control , and lack of security as the biggest unforeseen factors that slow or stop cloud adoption .
Best practices for creating a cloud migration security strategy
The key components of a strong cloud migration security strategy , should include :
• Enabling access control . Cloud migration security solutions need to offer access control across the cloud infrastructures , enabling them to secure applications and provide access management and connectivity between data centers and the cloud .
• Applying automation to avoid misconfigurations . A viable strategy for cloud migration has to incorporate security with continuous evaluation of configurations across regions and public cloud types while dynamically analyzing activity in the public cloud infrastructure to identify potentially malicious activities . Organizations should look for highly accurate and automatic solutions powered by on-device Machine Learning capabilities , as well as the flexibility of form factors from containers to virtual machines to SaaS .
• Prioritizing visibility across the cloud
environment . Organizations need a single-paneof-glass to gain visibility and enforce consistent security policies throughout the entire cloud infrastructure to effectively manage risk . Cloud migration security solutions need to provide visibility across the cloud infrastructures , allowing administrators to see both inline security , as well as cloud configuration security to build a comprehensive view of risk .
• Establishing who is responsible for what . Assigning responsibility to the cloud migration tasks is a necessary for keeping the procedure secure .
• Protecting connectivity . Cloud strategies are only as successful as the networking and security that connect and protect the cloud compute – whether private , public or hybrid . As organizations deploy cloud infrastructures and shift toward multicloud , secure connectivity across these various environments is critical to delivering better user experience and business outcomes . Networking , security and computing all have to work together , so consider how to optimize access and security from the outset , and not as an afterthought to cloud adoption . p
Cloud strategies are only as successful as the networking and security that connect and protect the cloud compute .
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