Moving to and scaling in the cloud — especially for those who came from on-premise environments — can not only be overwhelming, but confusing, too. With new services available to your organization, policies to adhere to, and users and systems to secure, where should you begin?
Many of us at Threat Stack, including myself, have worked with on-premise environments at other organizations. So we understand the experience of being overwhelmed and confused when it comes to getting started securing your cloud or hybrid environment. The good news is that we have some real experts and great customers who have helped us identify best practices for transitioning to and scaling in a cloud environment, and we want to share those with you!
We use a Cloud Maturity Model as a starting point. Essentially, it lays out the stages and activities companies should follow to mature their cloud environment — but we believe secure cloud computing needs to play a bigger part. As such, the Threat Stack team agreed it was time to develop a Cloud Security Maturity Model to help companies understand, step by step, how to implement and scale security as they grow in the cloud.