The recent announcement by AWS of a physical Snowball EC2 compute platform represents a significant step forward in hybrid cloud/data center computing. When combined with a SDP-based Zero Trust Network, enterprises now have an infrastructure solution that offers a better cost structure, agility and security than any other design.
This is the first in a series of blog posts examining the Cloud-based Enterprise. In this post we’ll introduce how a Secure Enclave can help enterprises migrate to a pure cloud-based operational model.
Due to increased cyberattacks on the US government supply chain DHS has now mandated protecting Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) using NIST 800-171. While at first this may seem like a daunting task with a bit of planning implementing NIST 800-171 is very manageable.
Over the last few years there has been significant security improvements in public clouds. For example, AWS now offers transparent data encryption, key management and secure compute features. Unfortunately, even with the advances in public cloud computing, organizations like financial institutions have been unable to leverage these services because many analysts work in secure facilities that have no Internet access.
One of the most significant new opportunities for public cloud is the processing and storage of regulated data. Until recently the idea was deemed heretical, mainly due to regulatory, compliance costs and the difficulty in interlocking physical and virtual security controls. That has changed due to a recent Vidder project for a public financial services firm with more than $10B in assets.