Security in the Cloud Datasheet

Security in the Cloud has never been clearer

Cloud security may be a fairly new concept, but the underlying principles of building security in remain the same. In fact, research shows that over 90% of security issues actually originate with the enterprise—not the cloud. In other words, no matter where you run an application, its vulnerabilities will follow. Using the same tests and services we’ve mastered over the past 20 years, we can help you take advantage of all the cloud has to offer without sacrificing your security risk profile.

Take your security to new heights

No matter where you are in your cloud migration, our cloud security services help you make effective and externally defensible risk acceptance decisions about the use of public cloud services:

  1. Evolve an application for cloud services
    Before you migrate an application to the cloud, we identify and prioritize the security risks affecting your application’s architecture. We then provide advisory services detailing how to design the application to take full advantage of the cloud-specific security controls and capabilities of your chosen cloud services provider.
  2. Develop new cloud-native applications
    We help you address security concerns affecting new applications you’re designing for a cloud environment by looking at numerous factors including: public / private connectivity to your cloud environment multi-tenancy concerns:
    • cloud delivery (public, private or hybrid)
    • container and virtual machine security
    • encryption and key management for data in transit
    • computing models (IaaS, PaaS, SaaS)
    • storage security for data at rest
    • authentication, authorization, and data residency

      Finally, we help you design or develop solutions that factor all these concerns while reducing your operational security risk.
       
  3. Teach your staff Cloud Security
    Our cloud training and assessments teach you to identify and lower the number of missing or weak security controls affecting your product. You also learn security best practices for the cloud service provider of your choice. Your team will become better equipped to mitigate security flaws affecting your applications reducing the risk to them.
  4. Lift & Shift (migrate) to the cloud
    After reasoning through design options, we provide implementation and security testing assistance to help you securely implement your designs and forklift your application(s) to cloud environments. 
  5. Assess your cloud configuration
    We review your application’s configuration periodically to ensure that the application and the services it relies on from your cloud provider implement security best practices. If they drift from these settings, we’ll report it to you.

Use of the Cloud is no longer an “if” but a “when.”

We have the expertise, tools, and services you need

Our experts will help you develop a sustainable initiative for cloud and application security that provides continuous and comprehensive security risk identification and mitigation for your organization. Our CloudSec approach is grounded in the fundamentals of risk management, which we adapt to the unique features of the cloud ecosystem. These include:

  • Architecture Risk Analysis and Threat Modeling. Our design-level analysis help you identify missing or weak security controls, understand secure design best practices, and mitigate security flaws that increase your risk of a breach.
  • Security Testing. We’ll provide the level of testing your cloud applications need with Static Application Security Testing (SAST), Dynamic Application Security Testing (DAST), and Penetration testing.
  • Network security. Infrastructure and network considerations affect cloud security as much as application security. Considerations such as virtual private cloud architecture, operating system and cloud service hardening, storage architecture, key management, business continuity planning, and disaster recovery processes must be specified and configured properly with the cloud provider.
  • Developer Training. Our instructor-led courses in secure coding assurance are developed and taught by CloudSec experts at the forefront of the software security field.

 

Security continues to be the most commonly cited reason for avoiding the use of the public cloud.

—Hype Cycle for Cloud Security, 2015

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