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Best practices for secure Cloud Migration

How to close the security gap of your transition to the cloud?

Moving to the cloud is not just a technology change, it is a cultural change that impacts the entire business. Due to the cloud’s superior flexibility, scalability, security and business continuity services, workloads are migrated from on-premises to the cloud. But the errors and misconfigurations that can occur during and after cloud migration run the risk of creating a higher level of security threats than the onpremises solution.

Security is vitally important for businesses planning to transition seamlessly to the cloud. However, according to the Oracle and KPMG Cloud Threat Report 2020, cloud migration outpaces security readiness. “The sheer rate at which the use of cloud services is expanding is creating an appreciable cloud security readiness gap,” according to the report. A staggering 92% of the study’s respondents admitted their organization has a gap between current and planned cloud usage and the maturity of their cloud security. What’s more, an alarming 44% of respondents said the gap was wide.

This whitepaper discusses how to close the security gap by managing the strategy, compliance and implementation risks of migrating to the cloud. We offer recommendations for raising organizational awareness of the importance of having a comprehensive, robust cloud security plan in place before making a move.