A guide for business leaders – increasing and scaling cloud use securely and safely in 2021
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.
Cloud computing has helped organisations respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, and has the potential to drive recovery across sectors. As usage continues to scale, cloud providers and business leaders must work together to ensure that the highest standards of security and safety are maintained. By providing a framework and set of key questions, this guide offers a roadmap for secure cloud adoption.
As the global adoption of cloud services continues at pace, we need to maintain awareness of the opportunities and risks to the data that is being processed. Considerations for information security and data protection controls are essential, and an understanding of the available standards, frameworks and guidance will help customers to make informed choices which fit within their own organisation's risk appetite.
As cloud becomes the primary computing platform, businesses need to ensure full understanding of the roles and responsibilities shared between themselves and their cloud providers. This guide helps provide that guidance and includes sets of questions to ask yourself and your cloud providers
- Responsibilities for cloud cyber risks - the Shared-Responsibility Model
- Securing a multi-cloud environment
- Addressing system interoperability and data portability securely
- Role of industry standards, certifications and how they can help
- Moving business data and processes to the cloud without increasing risks
- Managing data flows and data localisation and privacy
- Managing user risk – controls available to safeguard data in the cloud
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