A whole-of-enterprise approach
Issues of security should not be a reason for enterprises delaying their entry into cloud.
The security risks are real but they can be managed if a whole-of-enterprise program is adopted. It is not about securing the cloud — it is about securing an enterprise's use of cloud-based services.
In summary, organisations should:
- Establish a risk-based approach to assess the viability of the cloud services.
- Design applications to run in the cloud.
- Undertake ongoing auditing and management.
- Assess the security measures of cloud service providers.
Cloud is fast-moving and the opportunities are significant for businesses that plan a secure route.
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