Security used to be an afterthought, or simply a ‘nice to have’, for many businesses – often sidelined and starved of budget in favour of factors that directly drove profit such as performance and availability.
However, in the past decade, the landscape has changed significantly as high profile cybersecurity breaches have made headlines across the world. With each major story comes a tightening of compliance standards and regulation, designed to mitigate cybercrime and curb levels of extortion, data theft and fraud.
ClearCloud are committed to keeping you both compliant and secure in the cloud, having experience in financial and banking markets. All environments are built using defence-in-depth methodology, and we partner with leading security providers to deliver a truly fortified solution. Threat prevention, detection and response are at the heart of any successful cloud security strategy – especially where sensitive data is in scope.
ClearCloud will work with you to understand your data assets, their classification and what is required to ensure risks are mitigated and compliances are met, all whilst balancing cost.
Designing workloads for cloud isn’t easy, and all too often development teams are focussed on features, functionality and the end user experience. Security shouldn’t be left to the end of the development process, it should be ingrained from the outset.
For new development projects and workloads, ClearCloud can provide practical advice on security and help ensure your development teams consider it long before code is due for release into production. And, if you’ve already adopted cloud, we’ll map out your existing security posture and help you understand any risks in your chosen platform.
What’s more, we can rid you of any bad habits you might have picked up along the way and help improve the monitoring of your environments to highlight potential threats faster.
Infrastructure as Code (IaC) is at the heart of security and operational excellence in the cloud – the ability to define your entire environment as code and not by console clicks. The use of IaC reduces human error, prevents costly mistakes, and provides a repeatable and auditable blueprint of your entire infrastructure estate.
With IaC in place, you don’t need to worry when a key member of the team (who holds all the knowledge of your environment’s configuration) leaves your organisation.
Azure Blueprints in Microsoft Azure provide a declarative way to orchestrate the deployment of resources through the combination of ARM Templates, role assignments, policy assignments and resource groups. These blueprints govern what is compliant and can restrict users from deploying new resources into the environment if they don’t meet the defined standards.
There is often an assumption when using AWS and other cloud systems that security is magically taken care of for you. Only the wise few stop to understand the shared responsibility model and what this means for securing your data in the cloud.
At ClearCloud, we live and breathe AWS best practice and understand the demarcation points of shared responsibility. We’ll help keep your AWS environment airtight, through Well-Architected design principles which leave nothing to chance. No magic – just safe and secure systems in the cloud.
Got a question about security? Our team is on hand to clear up any concerns you may have ahead of adopting.