Scott Wilson: Why security leaders must seize the opportunity to implement cloud and improve security
Scott Wilson finds himself in the enviable position of getting hired specifically to guide an established company to the benefits of the cloud, securely.
With that background, Scott explained Why security leaders must seize the opportunity to implement cloud and improve security, including:
“One easy-to-understand strategic approach is to define the benefits of cloud adoption as an offset of operational tasks. Frequently cited as a means to reduce costs, shunting the daily security operations functions to a cloud services provider is a wise move. Delegation can allow IT security leaders to free up team members who may be focusing heavily on security patching, vulnerability scanning, compliance validation, user revalidation, and other repetitive tasks. These same resources can now pivot in more strategic roles, governing the patch management process; evaluating the results of continuous monitoring; ensuring that user management aligns with the business’ objectives. As we are constantly asked to do more with less, does it not make sense to utilize our full-time staff properly, by executing projects and initiatives which add business value?”