Digital business models with cloud solutions are considered indispensable by most companies. Following lengthy discussions, particularly regarding security aspects, this attitude has also become established in Europe. Although the discourse on cloud security risks has quietened down, this does not detract from the explosive nature of the topic – on the contrary, this 'silence' is a risky phenomenon. No company can afford to pursue a cloud strategy without a holistic security concept. All aspects and forms of cloud usage must be covered – from the right software to the appliances. This includes the secure web gateway as well as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). For good security infrastructure, topics such as server and network security, identity and access management, shadow IT, information security (for example, encryption and GDPR compliance), and platform security are also relevant.
New technologies like SASE or micro-segmentation and even zero trust architectures or CASB are embraced too slow. The security threat landscape is developing with high pace. Not using the latest technology means hanging an often-decisive step behind the attackers.