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Is now the time to make the move to cloud services with all the current IT security concerns?
By: John Cowan
Jan. 25, 2013 10:00 AM
By Steven Wolford, 6fusion Director of Information Security
Is now the time to make the move to cloud services with all the current IT security concerns? Security and the cloud seems to be the topic of conversation for many businesses and IT groups today. As you prepare for that decision making process around your IT infrastructure security, remember to take a risk based approach to help ensure a sound decision from an information security perspective.
Rather than spend months learning, digesting, and attempting to implement a structured formal risk management framework, regard your strategic security planning with these four pillars of risk management.
Evaluate each cloud delivery method independently; SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS will each present a different set of answers to these questions.
Establish service level agreements (SLAs) and rules of engagement that will assist in managing the performance of cloud service. All obligations and controls regarding information security, authorization to operate, security event monitoring, logging, reporting, cloud service reliability, scalability, portability vendor stability and backward architectural compatibility are required to be discussed and documented to ensure true value can be derived when embracing cloud services.
6fusion puts the highest priorities on security and the cloud and have a tremendous amount of experience with securing cloud infrastructure and IT infrastructure in general. We’d be happy to share our experiences and cloud security best practices with you to help your organization. Reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a time to talk.
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