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Zero trust strategy: Cloud security by design

From barrier to business enabler

Businesses have been drawn to the efficiency, elasticity and innovation of the cloud. Yet, on average, for 200 global senior IT executives in an Accenture 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.

1 Perspectives on cloud outcomes: Expectation vs reality, Accenture, 2020

The importance of cloud security

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Accelerate cloud-first resilience

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:

  • Fast: With cloud service provider (CSP)-native accelerators that enable security capabilities and controls to be deployed in minutes or hours, rather than months.
  • Frictionless: With security embedded in existing solutions, business processes, and operational teams.
  • Scalable: With automation and self-healing processes applied to reduce manual steps and break the resourcing model of adding headcount to enable organizations to scale.
  • Proactive: With pre-emptive controls established to block accidental or malicious security incidents from happening in the first place.
  • Cost effective: Bake-in security from the outset to avoid the additional costs incurred by having to re-do work.

Security is often seen as the biggest inhibitor to a cloud-first journey—but in reality it can be its greatest accelerator.


Accenture Cloud Security capabilities include four steps to guide the cloud-first journey to computing security.

Know your security posture

Rapidly identify gaps and establish a risk-aligned architecture and roadmap for baseline cloud security that optimizes current technology investments.

Automate native security

Get faster time to value and automate deployment of security guardrails for cloud native services including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

Be proactive with compliance

Optimize detection and streamline cloud security operations. Mitigate risk with cloud service providers (CSPs) to align with regulatory requirements.

Employ security monitoring and response

Monitor public cloud cost effectively and at scale using security tools and use cases to address evolving threats and complex regulatory requirements.

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How Accenture helps

Accenture is the #1 systems integration partner for AWS, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, Salesforce, SAP and several others. Learn more about our differentiated cloud security approach.

Leading from the front with innovation

Automation, analytics, and accelerators can advance cloud service provider’s native capabilities and third-party tools to improve business outcomes.

End-to-end capabilities

Holistic approach to address multi-cloud risk, and services that support the entire cloud journey – from strategy to transform to run.

Unmatched partner ecosystem

Strategic relationships and deep experience with a vast partner network to enable flexible client-centric solutions.

Global reach, localized solutions

Security professionals and delivery centers worldwide with industry expertise to provide scale for growth and support localization requirements.

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What we think

Challenges and common routes taken on the cloud journey and how security can manage risks and enable business outcomes.

Being secure by design can accelerate resilience on any cloud-first journey.

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Ecosystems partners

Please view our Secure Cloud ecosystem partners.