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The importance of cloud security

January 19, 2021

RESEARCH REPORT

In brief

Security as a resilience accelerator

Cloud security best practices

Design and deploy base security controls to create secure landing zone on the cloud solution provider platform.

Design reusable cloud solution provider secure PaaS templates with integrated security controls.

Combine the platform and services to bring together existing client enterprise security tools with operational processes and procedures.

Spell out the roles that are authorized to operate in the environment and what they are allowed to do.

Secure connectivity to on-premise data centers and use a "hub and spoke" network security model.

Secure landing zone configuration policies and apply cloud service provider platform security controls.

Why is cloud security important for business?

95%

of Accenture applications are in the public cloud and supported by the platform economy.

70%

reduction in Accenture build costs and our build and go-live operations are three times faster compared with legacy security tools.

Up to 70%

Accenture has saved between 30-70% in the cloud compared with Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) as-as-service offerings.

Accenture is committed to cloud

Cloud’s silver lining

1. Know your cloud security posture

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

2. Automate native security

Automate deployment of security guardrails with pre-built accelerators for cloud native services including AWS, Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud.

3. Be proactive with compliance

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

4. 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.

Daniel Mellen

Managing Director – Accenture Security, Cloud and Infrastructure Lead


Rex Thexton

Senior Managing Director – Applied Cybersecurity Services


Harpreet Sidhu

MANAGING DIRECTOR – MANAGED SECURITY SERVICES


Andrew Winkelmann

MANAGING DIRECTOR – ACCENTURE SECURITY

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