Cloud service providers like Amazon Web Services and Rackspace are expanding so rapidly that it can be difficult to keep up with the pace of change and how IT security is impacted as a whole. The power of automating development, test and production at-scale has changed the way software is developed, as clearly demonstrated within the DevOps community. The ability to use low-cost, on-demand compute resources to scale and grow business operations is compelling, to say the least, with organizations moving their IT environments to the cloud increasingly.

With the accelerated rate at which technology is evolving, there are more opportunities for security breaches—but here’s a refreshing development: security is finally becoming cool in the IT world! However, it’s often still an afterthought in the planning process of implementing a new technology, and taking an ad-hoc approach to security is typically a complex, frustrating and almost always expensive undertaking. As a result, the engineering team at GuidePoint has been diligent in looking for ways to help customers assess the technical challenges they may not realize they’re facing.

In response to the great cloud migration and the ever-changing tides of potential threats to security, we’ll be publishing a series of cloud security blogs over the coming months to help organizations understand how to better secure and operate their cloud environments. Topics will range from new cloud service reviews and architectural advice to hands-on technology integration how-tos.

We hope you’ll find this information helpful and join us in the conversation.

About GuidePoint Security

GuidePoint Security LLC provides customized, innovative and valuable information security solutions and proven cyber security expertise that enable commercial and federal organizations to successfully achieve their security and business goals. By embracing new technologies, GuidePoint Security helps clients recognize the threats, understand the solutions, and mitigate the risks present in their evolving IT environments. Headquartered in Herndon, Virginia, GuidePoint Security is a small business, and classification can be found with the System for Award Management (SAM). Learn more at: www.guidepointsecurity.com.