Many organizations are moving quickly to the cloud. It’s critical that these organizations implement sound architectures to protect the enterprise from intrusions and threats.
Envisioning and implementing cloud computing security now demands a new mindset, spanning multiple disciplines. Cloud security architects, as well as other security and risk management technical professionals, have to acquire and cultivate emerging skills to ensure that they correctly select and put in place a balanced set of controls for security technologies, processes and the overall architecture. Different cloud deployments in differing environments will require a varied set of skills.
Many unknowns may arise as organizations move to the cloud. Security architects (and those aspiring to the role) must consider how to trust other people’s data centers and ensure that the architecture is safe from intrusion or attack. They need to build the right architecture to leverage new and emerging tools while maintaining needed compliance, and they have to build the necessary skills and disciplines to do these things effectively.