As the industry’s cloud service vendors race to differentiate themselves with exclusive new features and innovations, federal agencies are riding the innovation wave. Enterprise multicloud is providing technology teams with new levels of quick, flexible access to the tools and environments that best fit their needs, which are often highly specialized and particular.
It is no surprise that multicloud is widely seen as a natural and enduring future state for agency IT. But the same qualities that are accelerating this natural evolution toward multicloud—diverse toolsets, strong return on investment, enhanced flexibility, and rapid scaling—create a complex security environment.
Effective protection of cloud assets requires cyber and IT leaders to think and act differently in a few key areas: centralizing operations and data, empowering the security team, and providing smart governance and the tools to succeed. Here’s a closer look at each of these points.