This is the first in a series of articles on the five pillars for actionable Azure security. This post contains the following sections:
- Five Pillars for Actionable Azure Security
- Managing an Actionable Cloud Security Framework
- Conclusions and next steps
- About Barracuda Networks
You can follow the entire series here.
The cloud is transformational – but the cloud is different. Companies migrating to the cloud quickly – and sometimes painfully – learn that translating their on-premises security framework to the cloud is more difficult than they presumed. Not all on-premises solutions will work the same if at all in the cloud, cloud infrastructures themselves contain numerous security services that need to be incorporated, and the very mechanisms behind operating securely in the cloud are different than traditional on-premises solutions.
Companies who have been successful in designing and deploying an actionable cloud security framework focus on five pillars, each of which is addressed in sequence as those customers migrate to and operate within a cloud ecosystem.
Five Pillars for Actionable Azure Security
Every vendor – as well as most consultants and most standards organization – have detailed their particular Cloud Security Framework. All of these are valid, but most constructed in a kind of vacuum. They either focus solely on that vendor’s products, or look at security in the same siloed approach that has hamstrung companies from the beginning when they turn to the cloud.'Actionable Cloud Security is a cycle... Organizations who follow this methodology will create a framework that supports their cloud strategies, and increases their security in the cloud.' ~@rkturner1Click To Tweet
Rich is the Product Marketing Manager, Information Management. He's been with Barracuda since the acquisition of C2C Systems in 2014. Rich specializes in cloud-deployed solutions, information management, and archiving systems. His experience includes extensive work on OEM opportunities and the legal community.
You can email Rich at firstname.lastname@example.org.