Cloud Security and Governance

Posted on March 29, 2023 |
Vice President of Business Development

Katheryn started her career in the tech industry at a startup, eventually moving into a position leading the technology team at an internet search firm. She brings expertise in enterprise software, strategic sales, go-to-market strategies, Saas technologies and product marketing. A supporter of the arts, Katheryn is into museums and travel, especially to Disneyland, near her home in Orange County, California.

Are you sure your organization is secure and compliant?

Yay, Cloud!

With the rapid growth of cloud computing, businesses are expecting greater agility, scalability, and cost savings.  This also brings new challenges, two of the most significant being security and governance.

Managing these threats can be a significant drain on the time and resources of businesses. As a result, it is crucial to implement best practices for governing, managing, and securing cloud environments.

Cloud Security and Governance

Govern and Secure Your Systems

Visibility and control are key components to securing cloud environments. There are many tools out that will help you and your organization respond to potential threats quickly, using reliable security solutions, such as Azure Security Center.

Using solutions like this provides centralized visibility across enterprise infrastructures and offers granular controls and actionable insights to help enhance security across your organization. It provides near real-time detection and response to help protect your organization from emerging security threats.

Quick detection and response to threats minimize the impact of any potential security incidents.
Integration with other security solutions provides organizations with unified views of the security in their environments.

Cloud Security and Governance

Govern Cloud Environments

Compliance is a huge concern with organizations, with big consequences if not established, applied and maintained properly.

Ensuring compliance over cloud environments can be achieved by establishing and maintaining standard along with custom policies that dictate how cloud resources are used.

Policies can be created to ensure that appropriate controls are in place to prevent unauthorized access to cloud resources, unauthorized encryption of data, and storage of sensitive data in cloud-based apps.

Compliance with regulations Establishing and maintaining policies helps organizations ensure that relevant regulations are followed (like HIPAA, CCP, etc.)
Improved security Governing cloud environments can also improve security, as it ensures that resources are used in a secure and controlled manner.

Cloud Security and Governance

Manage and Cost-Optimize Your Cloud Environments

Cloud providers offer a wide range of tools, offers, and guidance to help organizations manage and cost-optimize their cloud environments.

For example, Azure provides exclusive offers such as reserved instance discounts, which can help organizations save on cloud costs.

Improved operational efficiencies through cost optimization allows organizations to use their resources more effectively.

Cloud Security and Governance

Simplify Management with Azure Arc

Azure Arc allows simplified management that enables organizations to manage their workloads across all environments, including on-premises and multi-cloud, that provides a single-pane-of-glass view of an organization’s resources and enables centralized management of users, groups, and services across these environments.

Managing workloads across all environments allows for a unified view of organizational resources.
Cloud backup and disaster recovery solutions minimize the impact of any potential disasters on workloads.

Governing, managing, and securing cloud environments is crucial for organizations looking to fully leverage the benefits of cloud computing.

By using solutions such as Azure Security Center for threat protection, establishing and maintaining policies for governance, cost-optimizing with exclusive offers, and simplifying management with Azure Arc, organizations can ensure that their cloud environments are secure, compliant, and well-managed.


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