There’s no doubt that federal agencies are weaving more cloud-based technologies into their IT infrastructure. Given the massive shift in the workplace over the last year and a half, cloud’s role shows no signs of slowing in the federal space. That said, there is a long-standing concern about data security and cloud vulnerability, a concern not to be taken lightly at the federal level.
According to a recent study by Affigent, an Akima Company, and Dell Technologies titled, “Juggling the Clouds: What are Agencies Learning?” 45 percent of federal tech experts note that the adoption of a multi-cloud approach at their agency is driven by the need to seamlessly address compliance and security concerns. Yet, 41 percent of that same sample noted security as a top concern when operating in a multi-cloud environment. How can federal IT leaders mitigate these concerns about cloud vulnerability while also wielding the cloud as an important weapon in their arsenal against cyber threats?
Kevin McDonough, Advisory Systems Engineer at Dell EMC, identified four different layers that federal agencies should apply to their multi-cloud security approach. Such factors include solution resiliency and application operability across different environments.
You can find the two other layers in McDonough’s suggested approach in this concise overview of how to strengthen your federal agency’s security posture in a multi-cloud environment.Dell-Affigent Cloud Quest Infographic