Cloud Computing represents one of the most significant shifts in information technology many of us are
likely to see in our lifetimes. Reaching the point where computing functions as a utility has great
potential, promising innovations we cannot yet imagine.
According to the Cloud Security Alliance’s Top Threats to Cloud Computing, they identify the following threats in the cloud:
No matter what type of Cloud Computing architecture you are using such as IaaS, PaaS, or SaaS, Savidi’s methodology can help ensure the architecture is secure within CSA’s 13 domains.
Savid’s comprehensive scope covers technology, policy, and people. Savid risk assessments can be purely IT security objective focused, or they can additionally address IT compliance objectives.
Savid understands that IT organizations can never be 100% secure while achieving their business goals. The industry standard objective is for an IT organization to understand their IT security risk and strike a balance that includes an acceptable level of risk; to be secure enough. With that in mind, IT organizations must not only uncover vulnerabilities, but also prioritize vulnerability management. That requires understanding the risk associated with each vulnerability. Savid calculates risk as a product of three IT environmental factors: the degree of vulnerability, the level of threat and the value of a potential loss. The risk product provides context around an uncovered vulnerability and allows our clients to prioritize the importance of addressing specific security issues. Knowledge of vulnerabilities is exponentially more valuable when factored into the context of your network, the services it provides and the data it stores.
Savid’s end assessment goal is to provide our clients with insight into their potentially most costly IT security risks and the greatest reduction in aggregate risk regarding control recommendations, while taking into consideration their available resources, including funding. Many of Savid’s clients have been successful using the result of our risk assessment as a key proof point in support of their business case for specific remediation budget.