Enterprise SolutionsCloud Migration Security Planning

Cloud Migration Security Planning

Expert assistance with planning for and executing a secure cloud data migration


Cloud migrations are continuing to increase as more and more companies outsource key parts of their infrastructure. While cloud-based systems can save companies money and simplify network operations, they can often disrupt an organization’s data governance strategy.

Data governance methods that worked for traditional on-premises systems simply won’t work for the cloud. As organizations move data to the public cloud, enterprise control decreases and more responsibility falls on the shoulders of the cloud providers. Therefore, organizations must shape their governance strategies to rely less on internal security and control, and more on their cloud provider’s offerings.

Cloud Migration Security Issues

Many companies rely on having control of their physical facilities to frame the critical security and compliance strategies that form the foundation of internal governance. It’s critical to know whether you have “fragile” governance practices, or policies and procedures that may fall short of regulations. Cloud migration security planning services can help you determine what is appropriate for your organization.

Cloud Security Planning Services

Sword & Shield partners with you with our Cloud Migration Security Planning services to assist your company with navigating common issues faced when planning for a cloud migration, including the following:

  • Identifying security controls that must be in place post cloud migration
  • Ensuring that the cloud provider has and can supply the necessary paperwork to prove security and compliance certifications such as BAA’s SOC II, SSAE18, PCI AOC, etc.
  • Creating and/or modifying existing security policies and procedures to account for the cloud services
  • Access control in the cloud
  • Encryption in the cloud
  • Services contracts review
  • Data destruction/reclamation clauses
  • Service Level Agreements, and more

Security concerns are a common deterrent for organizations considering cloud migrations, so it’s important to plan ahead for potential breaches, failover, and disaster recovery. Sword & Shield helps to address your cloud migration security concerns to make this process easier for you.

Additional Services Related to Cloud Migration Planning

Sword & Shield offers a wide range of information security and compliance services through our Enterprise Solutions line of business. Additional Enterprise Solutions services include the following:

Virtual Chief Information Security Officer (vCISO): Outsourced executive-level guidance and leadership, but without the costs associated with hiring a full-time “C-suite” employee. Learn more…

Virtual Security and Compliance Consultant (vSCC): Outsourced senior-level expertise to “knock out” important projects from your list without the expense of hiring a full-time expert. Learn more…

Strategic Security Assessment (SSA): Comprehensive analysis of every aspect of your business to thoroughly evaluate the maturity of your security posture. Learn more…

Sensitive Data Discovery Services (SDDS): Combination of automated and manual processes to quickly, efficiently, and discreetly identify sensitive data, how it flows throughout your organization, and where it rests. Learn more…

Incident Response Program Development: Customized program development that provides you with peace of mind in knowing you have a trustworthy plan to deal with unexpected security incidents. Learn more…

Ransomware Defense Assessment: Assessment that identifies current ransomware vulnerabilities, and explanation of how to close gaps through proper remediation and targeted awareness training. Learn more…

Network Security Architecture Assessment: Evaluation of the security and overall design of your network architecture and infrastructure, and to compare their alignment with your security goals and objectives. Request a consultation…

Cyber Security Program Development: Comprehensive program development including data governance and data classification, policy and procedure development, security awareness training, and network architecture review. Learn more…

Data Classification Service: Classification of data to make essential information easy to find and retrieve, particularly for risk management, legal discovery, and compliance. Request a consultation…

Policy and Procedure Review and Development: Review and creation of guidance and governance for your employees and for the data they store, process, or transmit to establish a robust cyber security program. Learn more…

CIS Critical Security Controls Assessment: Assessment based on this internationally-recognized framework for cyber security defense initiatives. Request a consultation…

Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Planning: Plan creation designed to minimize downtime and data loss in the event that all or part of your operations are rendered unusable. Request a consultation…

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