Cloud Security and Compliance: A Smarter Approach to Keeping Your Head Above Water

By Rayna Stamboliyska - MAY 16, 2024


When it comes to cloud security and compliance, it’s easy to feel like you’re drowning in a sea of regulations and requirements. But don’t worry; we’re all in the same boat! That’s why we’re thrilled to share our latest point-of-view (POV) paper, Practical Cloud Security in the Era of Cybersecurity Regulation,” which is crafted with our deep industry expertise and experience.

This is a comprehensive guide to navigating the intricate landscape of cloud security and compliance with the combined perspectives of practitioners from both sides of the pond. This unique resource delivers practical guidance and actionable insights, setting you on a path to security and resilience while staying on the right side of the law. Our guidance is geared towards practical application, from combating risk with speed and transparency to fortifying risk management with a secure supply chain.

Let’s be smarter and stop being compliant to become secure and resilient

At the heart of our approach is a commitment to proactive risk management and adherence to requirements that nurture security instead of checkboxes. We’ve examined the requirements of four major regulatory frameworks and national cybersecurity strategies, including the EU’s NIS2 Directive and Cyber Resilience Act, the U.S. SEC cybersecurity disclosure rules, and the U.S. National Cybersecurity Strategy.

For each of the five pillars we identified, we present the specific requirements from each regulatory framework and match them with practical recommendations about implementing them. We then tackle them more adversarially, answering the candid question, “What could go wrong?” And because we know that translating technical operational realities to leadership can be challenging, we have added leadership discussion points for each pillar.

Beware: you risk finding regulations fun

This paper is not another marketing piece. We’ve written guidance each one of us co-authors longs for when seeing emails from compliance land in our inboxes. We’ve taken a hands-on approach to writing it, sharing real-world examples and best practices to help you improve your cloud security and compliance posture. 

We’ve also used the appropriate amount of technical terms to make the paper accessible and easy to understand for everyone, from beginners to experts, from implementers to more governance-oriented leadership. We have provided the entry points to enable teams that usually work in silos to start meeting around a common understanding. That’s why we are confident it will help you learn and build better – without all the fluff. So, if you’re feeling overwhelmed by the complexities of cloud security and compliance, don’t go down with the ship. Download our paper, Practical Cloud Security in the Era of Cybersecurity Regulation“, and implement these in your cloud operations today. Let’s ride the wave of cloud security in the era of cybersecurity regulation together and keep that cloud safe and sound!

Rayna Stamboliyska is a strategy and foresight practitioner focusing on EU cyber diplomacy and resilience including issues related to cybersecurity, strategic autonomy and data protection. A skilled researcher and communicator, Rayna has built a robust network of partners and experts that enables RS Strategy to provide you with sound advice when anticipating what tomorrow may look like.

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