Can integrating the existing infrastructure with multi cloud providers assure security?
The conventional security controls and practices are gradually phasing out in the world that is increasingly influenced by the cloud. IT professionals are finding it difficult to create new security levels that can integrate on-premise infrastructure with multiple clouds that can close visibility gaps and build holistic protection.
According to a research study conducted by IBM and IDG, 77 percent of respondents agree that the rise in multi-cloud has forced them to take up ‘security’ differently. They believe that multi-cloud has added a complex layer to the existing security equation. This has made it a big challenge to manage multi-cloud environments. Chris Dotson who works as a senior technical staff member and executive architect with IBM explains the challenges related to a traditional on-premise environment like speed and democratization of IT services where anyone can create and deploy a system.
Meanwhile, several security practices including access and identity management, asset management, and vulnerability management can help in protecting the on-premise and multi-cloud infrastructure. Security tools and cloud platforms that support high level of integration alongside the functioning of automation are critical in achieving visibility and mitigating risk in an increasingly diversified landscape, he adds.
Three pre-requisites that can help secure an enterprise from on-premise systems to multi-cloud based services are: Identity & Access Management (IAM), Automated Access Management, and Vulnerability Management. Enterprises need to check for system updates, need to have a formal roadmap for spotting and correcting potential vulnerabilities. This works both on on-premise systems as well as in a library in the cloud, regardless of wherever the problem lies.
Cloud Computing Changing Management
By Tom Conophy, CIO, Staples Inc.
By Joe Touey, SVP, GSK North America Pharmaceuticals IT
By Eric Tamblyn, Global VP-Guru Managed Services, Genesys
By Charlie Isaacs, CTO, IoT, Salesforce
By Jonathan Rosenberg, VP & CTO, Collaboration, Cisco
By Dave Doyle, CIO & SVP, IT, Regal Entertainment Group
By Jeffrey Keisling, CIO and SVP, Pfizer
By Colin Boyd, VP & CIO, Joy Global Inc
By George Hines, CIO, Massage Envy
By Mark Jacobsohn, SVP, Booz Allen Hamilton
By Mike Gioja, CIO and SVP of IT, Product Management and...
By Nathan Johnson, SVP and CIO, Werner Enterprises [NASDAQ:...
By Darrell Edwards, SVP and Chief Supply Chain Officer,...
By Hannah Datz, VP Retail North America, SAP Hybris
By Marc Kermisch, VP & CIO, Red Wing Shoe Co.
By Robert Garrison, CIO, DTCC
By Mike Sakamoto, CTO, California Department of Health Care...
By Bradley Peterson, EVP & CIO, NASDAQ
By Steve Betts, SVP and CIO, Blue Cross and Blue Shield and...
By Kathryn Kai-ling (Ho) Frederick, EVP, Growth & Insights,...