Cloud Security Standards

Does public cloud meet stringent industry security and compliance standards?

Be and remain connected with industry trends and events.

How can cloud improve resilience?

Improve agility and resilience of cloud environments identifying opportunities to reduce IT operations through automation.

Does the cloud service provider have a product roadmap for the offering?

Interface so that your group evaluates effectiveness of services provided and recommends changes in procedures to meet users needs.

What are the benefits of leveraging cloud for Big Data analysis?

Make sure there is involvement in cloud strategy to include scope, purpose, business case/value, financial analysis, integration with other key programs.

What are the roles and responsibilities of all stakeholders regarding cloud provider outages?

Communicate changes to the specific engagement or process to the third party provider, Relationship Manager and stakeholders.

How is virtualization different from cloud computing from a PCI perspective?

Provision system security by leveraging best practices and best in class cloud security solutions, including maintaining infrastructure to be PCI and SOC compliant.

What is cloud computing software?

Identify and define software customizations with priority by the client.

Do you try to force with the cloud provider to adopt your standards?

Be sure your workforce organizes, manages and drives completion of project delivery tasks, assuring proper application of PPM standards, tools and methodologies in project work and deliverables.

Is cloud computing really ready for prime time?

Have unique involvement in real time or massively distributed systems, public cloud or PaaS systems like AWS, GCP or Azure, databases or big data.

How will moving to the cloud impact disaster recovery planning?

Lead the coordination and communication of disaster recovery plans and strategies for all business groups in your organization.

Are portability guidelines or standards included in the contractual arrangement with the cloud service provider?

Ensure cloud environment standards are met in accordance with organization security guidelines, using Azure Policy as a key control measure.

What additional functionality can the cloud offer?

Lead demonstrations of S4HANA on prem and S4HANA Cloud functionality.

What general concerns do you have about the cloud?

Create and manage platform and brokerage service which is used to provision and manage workloads across your hybrid multi cloud environments that are highly available.

How will changes or reconfiguration of the cloud service be handled?

Redesign redesign on premises applications to consume cloud services and/or cloud data stores.

What tools do you offer to establish, maintain, and protect identity in the cloud?

Check that your design domains include cloud frastructure, AWS, SaaS, support tools, configuration management, automation, Identity and Access Management, Single Sign on and typical digital workplace apps.

When choosing a cloud service provider, which are the standards and pay attention to?

Familiarity securing cloud technologies and popular cloud providers as AWS, and GCP.

Are there documented procedures and APIs for exporting data from the cloud?

Ensure strong expertise in technologies that introduce new risks, including tokenization technologies (blockchain, smart contracts), APIs, Big Data, AI and cloud computing.

What cloud access and identity protocols are used?

Be sure your organization is defining enterprise cloud strategy, standards and leading practices associated with all aspects of cloud capabilities (compute, data, storage, security, identity and access, self-service, performance).

How important are open source and standards projects to your organizations cloud strategy?

At any point in time, be driving disruptive (for the customer) technology projects aligned with (internal) customers business strategy.

Will your organization be able to search the data in the cloud by metadata field?

Lead, train, and mentor data stewards on data initiatives and metadata development to include defining consistent and standardized business metadata such as definitions, business rules, data relationships, quality parameters, and other attributes.

Which groups have influenced your planning with best practices and/or standards concerning security and trust in the cloud?

Network security tools and networking concepts as firewalls, IDS/IPS, and Security/Trust Zones.

What is the long term objective of using cloud services in your organizations?

Liaison so that your strategy is responsible for planning, organizing and executing information technology audits to provide independent, objective assurance and consulting services designed to add value and improve the organizations IT general controls.

How does your organizations compliance policy need to be changed to embrace the cloud?

Assure your workforce implements components include process and policy development, performance management, compliance management, talent management, supplier management, IT integration, and internal relationship building.

How configurable is the cloud service assessed to be?

Be sure your strategy is involved in ITSM processes and ITIL, along with integration involvement of Cloud solutions and services with enterprise IT Service Management systems and processes.

What are the latest developments and challenges in international cloud computing standards?

Develop, institute, and maintain cloud security architecture standards.

What are the most important criteria to look for in selecting a managed cloud service provider?

Establish that your design provides strategic and technical leadership in the areas of energy and sustainability management and related standard operating procedures, predictive maintenance procedures, (internal) customer service and delivery level agreements and the development and review of performance criteria for outside service contracts.

What cloud/general standards are emerging?

Based on business requirements, design and implement cloud native architecture based on cloud security framework, standards and best practices.

Why cloud environment need standards?

Collaborate with key stakeholders, Engineering, Cyber Security Operations, and architects to align security architecture investments with commercial leading best practices, standards, and frameworks for employing cloud security controls and achieving compliance.

Which public cloud provider do you consider to be the most supportive of open standards and application portability?

Enhance and maintain cloud service provider technical testing methodologies and standards.

Will SAP HANA enterprise cloud comply with industry standards and common data center best practices?

Serve as a security expert in business process design, application development, database design, network, and/or platform and operating system efforts, helping project teams comply with enterprise and IT security policies, industry regulations, and best practices.

Which cloud provider are you using?

Guarantee your company is involved in AWS, GCP, Azure, or other cloud service providers.

Will you be able to remove data from multiple cloud data stores?

Integrate and standardize data from all on premise, cloud, and office level data stores.

Why do you need standards in cloud computing?

Be sure your team is involved in planning, managing, and provisioning data center standards and architecture.

How do you choose a cloud based on open standards that will allow a migration to a new cloud when the circumstances demand it?

Secure that your personnel reviews circumstances surrounding data security incidents and designs corrective actions.

Will your cloud provider be transparent about governance and operational issues?

Make sure your team researches and resolves issues related to configuration or provider contracting using systems and workflows and provides feedback/recommendations to management, required to make decisions.

What are public, private, and hybrid clouds?

Configuration, management, and maintenance of cloud based solutions across public, private and hybrid clouds.

Are cloud providers subject to same security and privacy compliance standards as clients?

Provide security risk consulting services internally to your organization by giving security guidance and functioning as an information security subject matter professional.

Which standards make the cloud service portable and interoperable?

Oversee that your design is building and maintaining tools, solutions and microservices associated with deployment and your operations platform, ensuring that all meet your (internal) customer service standards and reduce errors.

Has security governance been adapted to include cloud?

Make sure there is expertise in security design and assessment of cloud solutions for new services or migration of existing once to cloud.

How do you manage authentication in the cloud?

Develop knowledge of current authentication based exploits in traditional and cloud environments.

What is cloud provisioning and groupware standards about?

Define standards and best practices by conducting POCs for new cloud technologies leveraged by the development organization and engineering teams.

Does your organization have a cloud first policy?

Verify that your group is involved in monitoring and managing Cloud security operations, including identity and access control, secure configuration management, network security, enforcement policy scripting, workload security, data security, and logging, or public key infrastructure (PKI) management and data encryption for data-at-rest and data-in-transit.

What are the cloud computing industrys standards regarding data security?

Check that your process oversees implementation of IT Security Policies as they relate to database systems security.

What can be done to improve current cloud security standards?

Warrant that your strategy is involved in development or assessing security of cloud based containerized applications (Kubernetes or Docker).

Does the cloud service provider have consulting or engineering support staff locally?

Check that your staff maintains good public relations with various civic and welfare organizations and local businesses.

Do you use dedicated secure networks to provide management access to your cloud service infrastructure?

Expertise across architecture design and deployment, systems life cycle management, and infrastructure planning and operations.

Are the vendors and standards the enterprise cloud provider uses compatible with your own internal IT vendors and standards?

Manage third party vendors related to the enterprise risk management program.

How is sox compliance achieved if in scope systems are deployed in the cloud provider environment?

Make sure the security domains in scope include endpoint protection, data protection, network security, vulnerability management, cloud security, and cybersecurity controls.

Does the cloud services contract address responsibilities for mitigation, remediation, and closure of incidents?

Make sure your company works with stakeholders to effectively map corporate policies, standards, controls, and procedures for cloud compliance and regulatory deliverables so (internal) client inquiries related to applicable rules, regulations and industry-accepted security principles are addressed.

Is cloud computing more cost effective and is the cost biggest reason to move to cloud?

Ensure your (internal) customers run the businesses on your cloud, and your mission is to provide them with best in class infrastructure security.

What solutions are present to handle security related cloud challenges?

Assure your workforce works closely experienced and reliable artisan who takes pride in providing innovative solutions to common challenges.

Are targeted applications cloud ready?

Create data and segmentation strategies that support CX and brand priorities and deliver the most effective targeted communications to prospects, leads, and (internal) customers.

Are cloud architecture, standards and services suited to your workloads and management preferences?

Safeguard that your staff is involved in architecting platform services surrounding omni channel communications, content management, IoT integrations, data services, preferences/consent management.

How well does your organization understand the new risks in moving to the cloud?

Make sure the Manager of IT Cloud Infrastructure and End User Technology works in collaboration and partnership with IT peers, vendors and cross functional organization leaders.

What standards are used to attest and certify cloud environments?

Verify that your operation is involved in Azure cloud environments.

What are the most relevant standards and approaches to doing standards based integration in the cloud?

Develop experience working with security reference architectures with industry and regulatory standards and frameworks (SOC, ISO 27001, CCPA/CPRA, PCI DSS, and GDPR).

Does the cloud services contract include appropriate retention and destruction commitments from the vendor?

Hold accountability for teams commitments, and in cases of failure, communicate failure points, repercussions, and mitigating plans.

Which applications access cloud systems?

Deliver applications manage powering real time analytics leveraging the Data Lakes and cloud services and tools.

Is the security design aligned with the business delivery model and AWS cloud architecture?

Assess the current IT infrastructure environment, including your organizations data centers, networks, equipment, documentation, use of cloud computing, IT organization and business requirements.

Do the procurement processes contain cloud security requirements?

Develop recommendations for addition/revisions to include all appropriate logistics requirements in final procurement packages.

Are you considering a private, public, or hybrid cloud delivery model?

Generate demand forecasts at SKU and model level, combining historical data, current inventory, commercial viability, and marketing plans.

What standards applicable to cloud computing exist?

Define and adhere to the principles, guidelines, standards and solution patterns to ensure solution decisions are aligned with the enterprises future state architecture vision.

Should the provision of cloud related services be a distinct regulated activity?

Focal point for (internal) client activity, serving as single point of contact for Managed Services Delivery.

Is data safe available for cloud at customer database deployments?

Not typical virtual machine deployments, and dynamically provision infrastructure, IaC for private cloud.

What are the security standards for cloud testing?

Make sure your design is designing and validating security standards, policies, and solutions that align with the dynamic and agile nature of cloud environments.

How were you catering before the daily demand of the application moved on cloud?

Coordinate with network engineering, business application, platform and database administration functions to ensure availability, reliability, and scalability of cloud systems to meet business demands.