In a single cloud environment, it is easy to build a perimeter to protect data and workload reside within. When it comes to multi-cloud environments, as workloads and data spread across multiple locations such as public cloud providers and private data centres, water becomes murky. Data becomes easier to access and traverse between workloads at different locations. Strategies such as data and workload centric and zero trust become crucial to protect your data and workloads.Visibility
This is another area where the security team often struggles when trying to maintain the same level of visibility from a single cloud environment. As underline infrastructure becomes more abstract, operation level reduces (from SysOps to DevOps to No Ops), but so does your control and level of visibility. The life span of some of the assets (e.g. cloud functions) becomes shorter as modern software architecture adapts. Each cloud provider has a monitor and management tool. These factors indicate that it is essential to have the ability to monitor all your assets and resources across your entire multi-cloud environment.
Policy and Access Control
Every cloud environment operates differently; however, there are several common questions all organisations need to answer when it comes to policy and access control. For example, how are your organisation's security policies abstracted and enforced consistently? How does your organisation ensure minimal privileges are given (e.g. to users and services) to complete operations? How does your organisation ensure identities are centrally managed and protected? To protect your data and workload, you need to be able to uniformly apply your security policies and access control across all cloud in your environment.
At Oreta, we believe that having an understanding of shared responsibilities is the key to secure your multi-cloud environment. When keeping up with the rapid changes in business requirements, security should be an enabler, not a blocker!
If you are looking at a cloud deployment and security is an area you are struggling with, then you need to get in touch with us. Our focus is on meeting your requirements as an organisation, not just selling you lots of products that sound good. We are here to partner with you and make your business an ongoing success.