Cloud security is an ongoing balancing act between freedom and tight reins
Cloud security is less demanding to manage in terms of resources, but more complex to design and build correctly in the first place
Good cloud security is based on three main principles. Firstly, the employees should have the freedom to work in a flexible way with their tasks regardless of the time and place. Secondly, the business should have the opportunity to innovate by using data and new technologies. Lastly and most importantly, there should be full control of users, devices and accesses so that what the business wants does not compromise security considerations. Globeteam helps design a multi-cloud-based security architecture that can embody all of the different requirements, wishes and needs at play.
Many people say that the building of a cloud security is like having a groundskeeper at a sports facility; the primary focus is on chalking the lines properly so that the players know where they can and cannot go, and once that’s done it is more or less free play.
Translated from the football field to a corporate context, the chalk lines are the security policies. They have to be clearly defined; they have to be communicated to managers as well as employees so that everyone knows the rules; and they have to be enforced in such a way that nobody, deliberately or not, can compromise security.
Good cloud security on the digitisation journey
At Globeteam, we design cloud security that, with information security, data protection and compliance considerations as a backdrop, support a modern company’s work pulse.
One of the most significant differences between traditional security and cloud security is that in a cloud world, there is a deep cause/effect correlation across data, systems and applications in the infrastructure. When you do something over here, whether large or small, it has an effect over there. This is why cloud security requires the security people to be constantly aware and monitor the environment for possible errors, deviations or faulty operation.
However, the quality of the cloud tools you use for security tasks are often of a completely different calibre than traditional security tools. Among other things because, to a large extent, you can use well-functioning automation technology in the cloud. This means that classic security disciplines such as segmentation of the network and data classification are easier to manage.
In many cases, the higher the quality of the security products in the cloud, the more security tasks you can handle with the same staffing levels. The quality of the products also helps increase the transparency of the process management so that you can externally troubleshoot in a more efficient way to improve the customer experience, for example. Whilst internally you can use it to make the security structure more operationally stable.
Globeteam builds governance models
An architecture that uses cloud security is an architecture that uses standard components where possible. Apart from the fact that a security architecture based on cloud standards is more robust compared to a traditional security architecture, the cloud also provides the opportunity to choose and purchase security services in flexible delivery models. So, when threats and risk assessments change, you can easily and quickly adjust the product portfolio accordingly.
At Globeteam, we have extensive experience building governance models that take into account the framework conditions your company is subject to. Considering the fact that rules and laws can change very rapidly, cloud security makes particularly good sense. When you use standard solutions in a cloud setup, you can build that changeability into the system support and hit the security level that is best aligned with current and future needs.
Cloud security with Zero Trust
Recognising that a modern infrastructure has to be designed for flexible working conditions and hybrid workplaces, we focus on a secure data exchange with fluid transitions between different work contexts.
Based on the security principles in Zero Trust, among others, we ensure a dynamic protection of users, assets and resources across working in an office, working from home and mobile work. When you build Zero Trust into your multi-cloud security architecture, you continuously control the employees who try to gain access to your data and systems from different devices and network locations. The balance is of course to find the right security level so that the user organisation does not feel like the straitjacket is so tight that it hurts efficiency, the motivation to innovate or the joy of working.
Fit for Cloud
Globeteam has launched a cloud compliance concept, Fit for Cloud, that can accelerate the digital development of your business, whilst also managing all Governance, Risk, and Compliance conditions (GRC). The concept is designed to meet and document compliance requirements, generate transparent risk assessments and create a larger understanding of digitisation projects across the organisation.
Fit for Cloud builds on the GRC processes that you have already established. Based on the Microsoft compliance toolbox, we establish the necessary checks and deliver them to your head of security so that you can set them up yourselves and incorporate them into your annual security and compliance schedule.
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