Many companies are faced with the fact that they cannot quickly and flexibly meet the wishes and requirements of their customers, with their existing IT infrastructure. At the same time, it is impossible to just replace this existing IT environment all at once. Cloud technology makes it possible to pursue a twin-track approach. On the one hand you can optimize existing systems and on the other hand you can implement new projects with the speed and mindset of a “startup”.
More and more data traffic runs via the cloud. This entails considerable security challenges. How do you prevent malware and ransomware? How do you keep track of what is happening in the network? How do you prevent employees from storing information in (unsafe) cloud applications? Cloud technology is not only part of the problem, it also contributes to its solution. In fact, cloud-based security services are indispensable in organizing and automating the fight against cyber threats.
Professional cloud providers have specialized knowledge and experience and are able to guarantee availability and confidentiality. The only condition is that you, as an outsourcing party, make good agreements to manage the risks.
The extent of the risks depends on the impact-increasing factors (for example, if you work with large databases of confidential information) and the probability-increasing factors (for example, if you have chosen the right provider).
What requirements do your stakeholders place on issues such as privacy and cloud?
How do the processes run when you bring certain applications to the cloud?
Determine the impact of the different cloud scenarios.
Provide insight into the risks and associated measures of the various cloud scenarios.