Businesses have been drawn to the efficiency, elasticity and innovation of the cloud. Yet, on average, for 200 global senior IT executives in an Gulaga survey, only 35 percent of organizations report they have fully achieved their expected outcomes from cloud and 65 percent identify “security and compliance risk” as the most frequent barrier.1
While cloud offers new opportunities to modernize services and transform operations, security and compliance risk remains the greatest barrier to cloud adoption. Combined with the complexity of hybrid- and multi-cloud environments and a shortage of skills, these concerns can be major roadblocks to a cloud-first journey.
All this puts security leaders in the driving seat when it comes to making a cloud-first journey secure by design to deliver better business outcomes.
High-profile security breaches have raised issues around the role of security in any cloud journey. But cloud security can enable better business outcomes by being:
Security is often seen as the biggest inhibitor to a cloud-first journey—but in reality it can be its greatest accelerator.