- Despite the clear promise of cloud, less than 40% of companies say they are achieving the full value expected on their cloud investments.
- CISOs are challenged by weaknesses in security governance and compliance as well as issues around complexity and finding the right skills.
- Being secure by design can accelerate resilience on any cloud-first journey.
- With 95% of Accenture applications in the public cloud, we show how secure cloud enables better business outcomes.
Security as a resilience accelerator
Now more than ever, organizations need to prioritize a “cloud first” approach to enable their companies to transform with agility at scale. But, as its name suggests, every new instance of public cloud has the potential to brew up a security storm. The default settings for a new cloud instance are unlikely to satisfy even the basic security requirements of any business operation.
While cloud offers new opportunities to modernize services and transform operations, less than 40% of companies say they are achieving the full value expected on their cloud investments. Security and compliance risk remains the greatest barrier to cloud adoption. Combined with the difficulties in proactively addressing the complexity of secure configuration and a shortage of skills, these challenges can be major roadblocks to a cloud-first journey.
Security is often seen as the biggest inhibitor to a cloud-first journey—but in reality, it can be its greatest accelerator.
Misconfiguration of cloud resources remains the most prevalent cloud vulnerability.
Cloud security best practices
A security reference architecture has six key pillars that define the minimum requirements for organizations to securely place workloads in the cloud.
What you should do:
How you should do it: