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Picture this scenario: you hand your 2-year-old a piece of paper and a yellow crayon. The paper has a large empty circle printed on it. You tell your kid to color inside the circle and then you leave the room. When you return after the task is completed, you see that the circle is colored, but some strokes have spilled outside the circle in many places.

When you are building a house, you know how important it is to have a solid foundation. After all, it is essential for the stability and longevity of the entire physical structure. Similarly, having a solid foundation is critical for software and the infrastructure it is deployed on. Just like you require the right materials, techniques, and plans to build a strong foundation for the house, cloud customers need right configurations, components and design techniques to ensure that their cloud environments are secure from the ground up.

Whether you are building a Falcon9 or constructing a new bridge, security, resilience, performance and quality are all well thought out and planned at the design stage. Well established regulatory codes ensure the choices available ensure good quality, strength, resilience, so costly mistakes are not made. Yogesh explains why it is high time we bring that design stage thinking and planning for security and resilience to the world of software and infrastructure. Otherwise we will continue to pay high security tax.

Avoiding cloud resource provisioning errors can save businesses a significant amount of time and resources. Following are some of the most common cloud resource provisioning mistakes that are easily avoidable. 

Discover a different outlook on the integration of cloud services, highlighting potential challenges and concerns often overlooked amidst the excitement. Gain valuable insights into the implications of adopting cloud technologies.

Building security by design essentially requires CTOs and CIOs /CISOs to work together. Priorities have to be aligned, and siloes have to be removed. If you are wondering, how would you do this and where would you even begin because you have a very large cloud footprint, hear our CTO who has run large cloud installations share his wisdom on how to decompose your environments, classify them, scope your initiatives, and prove it out running it as a well-oiled machine.

Cloud provides tremendous value and business agility. Cloud security though is a shared responsibility and it cannot be left to chance. It has to be intentional, planned and has to be built in. Come hear the VP & CISO of the Auto Club Group of the AAA, Gopal Padinjaruveetil, a thought leader in the space of security by design explain with beautiful, clear, crisp analogies what is security by design, what are the benefits of following SBD practices and how to adopt the operational changes required with a shared mission, belief system and transparency.

Cloud compliance involves the alignment of cloud-hosted services and data with a robust framework of guidelines, laws, standards, and regulations designed to safeguard security and privacy in cloud computing. This adherence is not a one-time event but a continuous process that necessitates adequate controls including prevent controls such as segregation of duties and detect controls such as periodic assessments, audits, and continuous monitoring.

 

As businesses continue to migrate their operations to the cloud, maintaining a secure digital environment remains paramount. Among the key strategies employed in this regard are Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) and Cloud Security by Design (SbD). While both approaches aim to bolster the security of cloud environments, they each achieve this goal in different ways. 

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