In part one of our blog series, “Taking a Closer Look at the Shared Security Responsibility Model”, we delved into how multi-cloud and hybrid environments are changing the traditional security perimeter and what this means for your long-term cloud security strategy.
Part two, “Combatting the Cyber-Security Skills Gap with Managed Security Services”, continued the discussion in regards to how to best manage the security needs of an organization when it doesn’t necessarily have the resources in house.
Part three, “Platform Play: What it Is and How it Can help You Stay Ahead of Security Threats” discusses how adoption of “cloud-first” – and what is evolving into a “cloud-only” IT strategy – has consistently proven benefits of cost reduction, business productivity, collaboration, and operational effectiveness.
However the benefits of “cloud-first” comes at a risk, a risk which introducing platform play can manage. The touted benefits of cloud adoption are typically around one’s Return on Investment (ROI), but this comes with a higher level of Cyber-Risk. Here at SoftwareONE we believe platform play helps manage that risk.
With National Cyber-Security Awareness Month not far behind us, organizations will need enhanced Cyber-Risk strategies and plans that align to “cloud-first” and “cloud-only” initiatives.
Under the increased pressure on investing intelligently (while maintaining an acceptable level of risk), most Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) are now looking at strategies where multiple aspects of security can be addressed with one offering. This is the new world of platform play.
For more information on platform play, be sure to learn more about our managed security services – including both Security for Azure and Security for Microsoft 365.