Building Trust in the Security of Cloud
AIM & PURPOSE OF THE EVENT & PAPERS
tech-UK represents the companies and technologies that are defining today the world that we will live in tomorrow. More than 900 companies are members of tech-UK. Collectively they employ approximately 700,000 people, about half of all tech sector jobs in the UK.
The event marked the launch of tech-UK's Building Trust in the Security of Cloud papers and a panel discussion with leading cloud industry figures on building trust in the security of cloud computing.
The series of papers are aimed at addressing common trust and security concerns, as well as misconceptions, surrounding cloud services. Despite many years of raising awareness of the benefits offered by cloud computing some negative perceptions remain about the security of cloud services that are holding back cloud adoption and its benefits. Given the importance of cloud computing to the UK’s digital future it is vital that the cloud security messages and advice being delivered today are relevant to how cloud services have evolved, address the concerns being raised by cloud users and are communicated to and understood by the right audiences.
To ensure this happens tech UK has been working with cloud computing and cyber security industry experts to develop a series of papers aimed at providing information and advice for consumers, SMEs and local government leaders that are looking to get the most out of cloud computing. The following papers will be launched and discussed at the event:
SECURESTORM WORKING WITH TECH-UK FOR TOPIC PAPERS & DISCUSSIONS
As tech-UK Member organisation and industry experts, Securestorm directly worked with tech-UK and other industry members to discuss, research and build the cloud topic papers.
Securestorm's Tony Richards, CTO/CISO/Cyber and Cloud Security Strategist, was also involved in the event panel discussion on 24th April 2017 providing insights and answering audience questions on cloud security with relation to Government, Consumers and upcoming challenges such as Brexit and policy changes.
Securestorm are NCSC Certified Cyber Security Consultants with diversified interest in the Cloud Security domain working Public and Private sectors. With experience, knowledge and expertise Securestorm are actively working to champion Cloud Security best practices that enable Govt. & businesses to run more efficiently and cost effectively.
Also launched is techUK’s “Cloud First. Policy Not Aspiration” paper which focuses on the importance of the UK Government’s Cloud First policy being more than just an aspiration for ensuring effective public sector adoption and usage of cloud and how Government can become a loud and vocal cloud champion. The paper makes a number of recommendations that must be taken forward in order to build great trust in the security of cloud services and increase the adoption of cloud within the public sector. These recommendations and the importance of clear roles and responsibilities organisations for building greater trust and security in cloud computing across both the public and private sector and how to take forward tech-UK's work on this area.
Access the Cloud papers here:
About: Securestorm are dynamic cyber security experts that delivers practical advice with the aim of meeting and solving challenges across Cloud and Cyber Security domains. With a combination of experience, expertise and strategy, Securestorm offers guidance to clients across Public and Private sectors.Securestorm holds several accreditation, notably being NCSC Certified Cyber Security Consultancy, Crown Commercial Suppliers, and ISO:27001. Furthermore, Securestorm are also industry prominent for its proven delivery capabilities.