Working with an ecosystem of partners to help accelerate resilience in the public cloud for fast, frictionless, scalable, proactive and cost effective cloud security.
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
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.
Accenture Cloud Security capabilities include four steps to guide the cloud-first journey to computing security.
Rapidly identify gaps and establish a risk-aligned architecture and roadmap for baseline cloud security that optimizes current technology investments.
Get faster time to value and automate deployment of security guardrails for cloud native services including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.
Optimize detection and streamline cloud security operations. Mitigate risk with cloud service providers (CSPs) to align with regulatory requirements.
Monitor public cloud cost effectively and at scale using security tools and use cases to address evolving threats and complex regulatory requirements.
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.
Automation, analytics, and accelerators can advance cloud service provider’s native capabilities and third-party tools to improve business outcomes.
Holistic approach to address multi-cloud risk, and services that support the entire cloud journey – from strategy to transform to run.
Strategic relationships and deep experience with a vast partner network to enable flexible client-centric solutions.
Security professionals and delivery centers worldwide with industry expertise to provide scale for growth and support localization requirements.
Why is cloud security important for business?
Cloud security can enable better business outcomes by being:
Accenture's commitment to cloud
In our own business we have been able to reduce build costs by 70%, cut in half the average time reduction to go-live operations and reduce run operations costs by 20% to 40% compared with our legacy approach. The Accenture cloud-native focused security offerings include:
In addition to our experience in undertaking a cloud-first journey we made a US$3B investment to help our clients shape, move, build and operate their businesses in the cloud and realize the cloud’s business value, speed, cost, talent and innovation benefits.