Gartner Research

Don't Let Cloud Migration Flip Your Network and Put Users in Charge of Enterprise Security

Published: 10 May 2018

ID: G00350696

Analyst(s): Steve Riley , John Girard

Summary

Enterprises are putting business infrastructures in the cloud, while endpoint business processes are still meant for local services and company endpoints. Security and risk management leaders must ensure that architectural changes preserve security while minimizing impacts on usability.

Table Of Contents
  • Impacts

Analysis

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Companies Move to the Cloud Without Recognizing How It Can Cede Some Control to Providers
  • Everyone Is a Remote and Mobile User — Even in an Office
  • Corporate Network Topology Inverts: The User Is a Hub and Cloud Services Are the Spokes
  • BYO Is Widely Adopted, and Traditional Security Practices Are Inadequate to Protect Business Interests
  • The Virtual Enterprise Is a Perfect Playground for Bots; No One Needs to Log In, and the Business Could Run Itself

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