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Securing your move to – and operating in – the cloud

Migrating to the cloud is not only imperative for many businesses to retain their competitive edge – it’s also exciting. Cloud is opening up opportunities to work in faster and smarter ways than ever before and is enabling innovation to the benefit of businesses, consumers and society as a whole.

It’s no wonder that more and more businesses are making the move to the cloud. Recent figures indicate that by 2022 up to 60% of organisations will use an external service provider’s cloud managed service offering, with handful of pioneers saying they have already reached cloud-only status.

But paired with opportunity, the shift to cloud also opens up vulnerabilities which must be addressed. How will you realise the potential of cloud while ensuring organisational security and compliance?

Effective cloud security requires more than addressing security and privacy issues which are known and understood, the ‘known knowns’. Equally important is considering the ‘known unknowns’ - the recognised knowledge gaps that need to be plugged – as well as the ‘unknown unknowns’ – the future questions and challenges that may arise as cloud providers continue to innovate at a rapid pace.

In this article we dig deeper into what the cloud security journey looks like and means in practice.

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