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Leading Change: VMware Building Digital Foundations

Cloud security, also known as cloud computing security, is a collection of security measures designed to protect cloud-based...

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Leading Change: VMware Building Digital Foundations

Cloud security, also known as cloud computing security, is a collection of security measures designed to protect cloud-based infrastructure, applications, and data. These measures ensure authentication of users and devices, access control for data and resources, and protection of data privacy. They also support data regulatory compliance.

But as companies move more data and applications to the cloud, IT professionals remain concerned about security, governance, and compliance issues when their content is stored in the cloud. They worry that highly sensitive business information and intellectual property may be exposed through accidental leaks or due to increasingly sophisticated cyber threats.

A crucial component of cloud security is focused on protecting data and business content, such as customer orders, secret design documents, and financial records. Preventing leaks and data theft is critical for maintaining your customers’ trust, and for protecting the assets that contribute to your competitive advantage.

Maintaining a strong cloud security posture helps organizations achieve the now widely recognized benefits of cloud computing: lower upfront costs, reduced ongoing operational and administrative costs, ease of scaling, increased reliability and availability, and a whole new way of working.

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To actually reap the rewards of these benefits, the journey to the cloud must be secured in such a way, that the proliferation of connected devices coupled with today’s vanishing perimeter and ever-changing threat landscape do not overly complicate an already complex environment for organizations to secure. This is where VMware come in.

VMware allows you to access any cloud while maintaining the highest level of consistency for infrastructure, operations and developer experience.With VMware, you have the freedom to build and deploy modern applications, from the data center to multiple cloud and edge environments. Migrate seamlessly between environments and ensure that all data and applications remain secure and protected in any cloud.

Vmware also allow you to match your applications to the unique strengths of any environment. With the most hybrid cloud options—delivered with key partners like AWS, Azure, Google Cloud, IBM Cloud and Oracle Cloud—you can access the power of leading hyperscale clouds within proven VMware infrastructure.

One critical principle that VMware employ is that the measures shouldn’t be so rigid that users have to find workarounds to do their jobs. When security controls make a cloud computing solution difficult to use, users figure out ways of working around the controls, thereby rendering the system insecure. As experts point out, users are often the weakest link in any security system.

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As organizations rapidly adopt cloud networks, due to flexibility, scalability, cost effectiveness and more, security needs to be at the front and centre. It is against this background that the virtual Cloud & Security Forum 2020 is designed to assist in driving an impartial and informed dialogue in the rapidly evolving information security industry. The virtual event will unfold on the 18th and 19th of March.

Having continued to create an environment for making new connections, the summit with visionary speakers at the nexus of new technologies and cyber security solutions purposes to share their insights and demonstrate their ability to safeguard customer data.

From new applications being consistently added to networks to employees taking access control shortcuts and credentials being compromised, it is clear that there are endless vulnerabilities to detect and manage.

Join the information security industry experts as they discuss strategies, tools and solutions to ensure your organisation is secure.

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Register here.

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