A Crash Course in Cloud Security [Webinar Recap]
"The cloud" is a trendy buzzword that too often is thrown around without any truly helpful information. Such as, what is the cloud exactly? How do you effectively vet options when the old criteria just isn't relevant? What's the real risk of using a SaaS (Software as Service) platform? What level of security do you really need?
We often don't know what we don't know when it comes to technology innovations, we're not sure which pieces of the puzzle we might be missing; making it difficult to determine what kind of questions we should ask potential providers.
Which is why we decided to team up with our friends at Lockton Benefit Group, including Ron Conine Manager of HR Technology and Outsourcing, and Brad Mandacina Director of HR Technology & Outsourcing. As seasoned technology and consulting experts, they fully grasp the importance of weighing all the critical factors and choosing solutions that are secure, flexible, and easy to implement.
Together, we created a free, one hour webinar - Defining Due Diligence: How to Move to the Cloud Safely covering the basics of cloud security, a "crash course" if you will.
- The fundamentals of cloud/SaaS security
- Common misconceptions about the cloud
- Expert advice on the top things to consider when shopping for solutions
- Recommended security questions to include in your questionnaire/RFP
- How to leverage technology to find your next cloud provider, faster
See some of the pull quotes and presentation highlights from the webinar below.
Step 1: identify what you need
Step 2: service vs. responsibility
Lockton illustrated this point with a great chart spelling out exactly who does what on each type of platform.
Essentially, it all boils down to clearly identifying your needs, knowing which factors are most critical, and asking the right type of questions to make sure your data will be secure.
Step 3: move to the cloud safely
- What’s the most common mistake you see as people vet cloud-based providers?
- How do you help stakeholders get over the fear of off-premise solutions?
- When is off-premise simply not a viable option?
- What groups within my organization do I need to on-board? (Who needs to be involved in making these decisions?)