How CISOs need to think differently when securing a hybrid cloud

From budget efficiency to scalability, the cloud offers businesses a wide range of undeniable benefits.

However, time and time again the C-suite cite security concerns as the main reason for not going ‘all-in’. Many businesses want the benefits of cloud without weakening their security posture.

But cloud doesn’t have to be an all or nothing choice and confidence is definitely growing as the industry matures, especially with the onset of hybrid cloud. One of the most important aspects for businesses selecting a cloud provider is to consider how well the out-of-the-box security controls match up to their own and that becomes even more complicated when adopting a hybrid model, which has its own migration and integration challenges.

So how much does the role of the CISO or security owner change when embracing hybrid cloud? What do they need to consider? Not that much according to Christopher Steffen, Chief Evangelist, Cloud Security at Hewlett Packard Enterprise, who we spoke to as part of our Cloud Security Guru series.

“From a CISO point of view, the major change is probably going to be, instead of just being directly responsible for the on-premise security of an environment, they also have to act as a coordinator between the enterprise and the service provider.”

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Read Chris’ blog piece Cloud 101: What are Cloud Security Controls?

Learn more about HPE Cloud Security and download the Critical Security and Compliance Considerations for Hybrid Cloud Deployments report by 451 Research.

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