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The CFO and Cloud Adoption: 102
Published: 01/14/2022
Author: Jeffrey Westcott, CPA

In my last post, I discussed the NIST definition of the cloud. Let’s take this to the next level by discussing the different service models offered by cloud service providers (CSPs). Three basic delivery models – SaaS, PaaS and IaaS – are listed below. These are the basic and oft-referenced model...

Transitioning to the Cloud in 2022: Recommended Resources from CSA
Published: 01/11/2022

How can your organization improve how it approaches the cloud? In this blog we put together a list of research created by the Cloud Security Alliance’s working groups and other resources created by our community that will be helpful to you if you are considering transitioning your organization to...

Cloud Cost Optimization: A Pivotal Part of Cloud Strategy
Published: 12/23/2021

Written by Gaurav Aggarwal, Avanade. This article was originally published on Forbes. It has also been previously published by Avanade. Cloud has undoubtedly been one of the clear winners in the Covid-19-induced digital transformation journey for most companies. However, managing costs is one of ...

The CFO and Cloud Adoption: 101
Published: 12/13/2021
Author: Jeffrey Westcott, CPA

Introduction to the Cloud I always find it interesting to ask people where their organization is at on their cloud journey. Everyone reading this post already has some cloud presence, but one question is where are you on this path to cloud adoption? The immediate follow-up to the first questio...

5 Elements of a Strong Cloud Security Strategy
Published: 12/07/2021

This blog was originally published by Alert Logic here. Written by Antonio Sanchez, Alert Logic. Cloud security continues to be one of the top concerns for IT leaders. Over the last 18 months, cloud adoption has increased as organizations have aggressively pursued digital initiatives in respo...

How Cloud Vendors Confront Cloud Migration Challenges
Published: 11/29/2021

This blog was originally published by Vulcan Cyber here. Written by Yaniv Bar-Dayan, Vulcan Cyber co-founder and CEO. The major cloud service providers (CSPs) and other tech giants are stepping up their security game – introducing native offerings to aid their customers in the face of cloud migra...

Two Truths and a Lie About Cloud Security
Published: 11/15/2021

This blog was originally published by JupiterOne here. Written by Ashleigh Lee, JupiterOne. Cloud technology saved many businesses from catastrophe during this past year, but it’s also introduced additional challenges to security, compliance, and governance practices. The pandemic, with the s...

5 Tips on How To Build a Great Cloud Migration Roadmap
Published: 11/08/2021

Written by Susan Craig Just like any other complex project, cloud migration implies much more than just moving workloads. Its successful application allows companies to enhance the workflow, increase agility and boost the process's efficiency. Furthermore, that’s a great solution for setting up a...

5 Common Security Mistakes When Moving to Azure
Published: 10/28/2021

This blog was originally published by Cloudtango here. Written by Jordi Vilanova, Cloudtango. Microsoft Azure is a powerful and wide ecosystem; covering all security aspects of a cloud environment is a complex undertaking. Although Azure is comprehensively secured by Microsoft, it does work based...

How Do You Securely Use the Office 365 Suite?
Published: 10/26/2021

This blog was originally published by Fortica here. Written by Romain Coussement – Cloud Security Expert at Fortica. The Office 365 suite is already in place in many companies. Does everyone use it completely securely? Not necessarily. But be aware that Microsoft’s range of tools offers a host ...

How Do You Secure Your Cloud Services?
Published: 10/01/2021

This blog was originally published by Alert Logic here. In a previous post – What are the Most Common Cloud Computing Service Delivery Models? – we broke down the benefits of each: Software as a Service (SaaS)Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS)Platform as a Service (PaaS) Considering...

What The Goonies Teaches Us About Vendor Security
Published: 09/30/2021

Written by Nick Sorensen, CEO of Whistic Why companies and their vendors should take a collaborative approach to cyber threats One of the biggest learnings I took from the recent SolarWinds and Microsoft Exchange hacks is breaches aren’t going away. They’re likely to get bigger as usage of appli...

Building A SaaS Security Program: A Quick Start Guide
Published: 09/28/2021

Written by Bryan Solari, AppOmni Every few years a new technology takes hold of businesses worldwide, expanding adoption at a speed that far outpaces our ability to secure it. Inevitably, the security shortfalls of this technology become known, and we build risk mitigation strategies that mel...

From CapEx to OpEx, and Greater Security
Published: 09/13/2021

This blog was originally published by CyberCrypt here.In the cloud, cloud service providers (CSPs) manage the infrastructure they control—where organizational data and applications are stored—and perform the patching and updates so that the applications they use remain current.These advantages ar...

Here are Five Key Takeaways to Build a Best-in-Breed Security Architecture for Your Enterprise
Published: 09/03/2021

Written by Fausto Lendeborg, CEO, Secberus.Secberus was invited to participate in Plug and Play’s (PnP) Partnerships Transforming Healthcare: Healthcare and the Cloud event. Our CEO, Fausto Lendeborg was accompanied by Edmond Mack, VP Security Architecture at GSK as well as Jennifer Thomas, Manag...

What are the Most Common Cloud Computing Service Delivery Models?
Published: 08/24/2021

This blog was originally published by Alert Logic here.Written by Angelica Torres-Corral, Alert Logic.Cloud computing has transformed the way companies use technology, and your organization stands to gain a lot from migrating to a cloud solution. But which service delivery model is right for you...

Security Agents Don’t Belong In Your Cloud!
Published: 08/18/2021

This blog was originally published by Blue Hexagon here. Written by Saumitra Das, Blue Hexagon. COVID-19 has significantly accelerated migration to the cloud as organizations enable an increasingly remote workforce and adopt cloud-native services to serve increasingly online customers. Unfortunat...

The Importance of Properly Scoping Cloud Environments
Published: 08/05/2021

PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) and the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) recently released a joint industry threat bulletin highlighting the importance of properly scoping cloud environments. In this blog, the PCI SSC and CSA share guidance and best practices for properly scoping cloud envi...

Will New Executive Order on Cybersecurity Fast Track Zero Trust?
Published: 07/13/2021

This blog was originally published by Bitglass hereWritten by Jonathan Andresen, BitglassOn May 12, US President Biden issued a landmark executive order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity that signals the need for governments and enterprises alike to boost their cyber defenses around the pri...

Cloud Security: 5 Lessons I Learned the Hard Way
Published: 07/09/2021

This blog was originally published by OpsCompass hereWritten by John Grange, OpsCompassIt’s 2021, and it’s clear that cloud is a global IT trend relevant to every company, regardless of size or industry. The main cloud infrastructure providers (AWS, Azure, and GCP), as well as their local alterna...

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