A guide for business leaders – increasing and scaling cloud use securely and safely in 2021

techUK’s guide for business leaders on increasing and scaling cloud use securely examines the areas business leaders should think about when deciding on a cloud provider, and poses questions they may find useful to ask their provider.

techUK is delighted to launch our guide for business leaders – increasing and scaling cloud use securely and safely in 2021. The report takes insight from across the techUK community with the aim to inform business leaders that may be looking to increase and scale their use of cloud services and to provide help and advice on some of the issues and key questions that may need to be considered.

Split across seven themes, the report covers issues including the role of industry standards, the responsibilities for cloud cyber risks and things that can help secure a multi-cloud environment. Its crucial insight is that it provides a standardized, vendor-neutral, list of questions that you can ask potential providers, to ensure that their service fits your needs. 

The report outlines seven key areas for business leaders to discuss with their cloud providers
  1. Responsibilities for cloud cyber risks - the Shared-Responsibility Model
  2. Securing a multi-cloud environment
  3. Addressing system interoperability and data portability securely
  4. Role of industry standards, certifications and how they can help
  5. Moving business data and processes to the cloud without increasing risks
  6. Managing data flows and data localisation and privacy
  7. Managing user risk – controls available to safeguard data in the cloud

For more information, please contact:

Sue Daley

Sue Daley

Director, Technology and Innovation

Laura Foster

Laura Foster

Programme Manager, Technology and Innovation, techUK