Cloud Security

Secure your cloud environment to accelerate growth and drive ROI

The move to the cloud is well underway. Are you on board?

The landscape of cloud security solutions needed to keep organizations safe and secure is rapidly evolving. It’s more important than ever to integrate security practices into cloud solutions before, during, and after migrating to the cloud.

To do this, organizations must identify and manage cloud security risks while strengthening capabilities. At the same time, cloud services providers must expand native and third-party security services to meet the demands of digital transformation and cost optimization.

Protiviti’s cloud security expertise enables organizations to grow their business without sacrificing operational efficiency. Our cloud security-certified experts assist and implement enterprise strategies that support regulatory compliance efforts and business operations.

Our experience in cutting-edge cloud security methodologies such as zero trust architecture and secure design patterns enable a streamlined, efficient approach to securing public, private, and hybrid cloud environments.

Grow your business without compromising operational efficiency

Our cloud security capabilities

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Advisory and Governance

Leverage the tools and guidance needed to be “cloud ready,” including compliance requirements, user privacy provisions, cloud security assessments, ransomware and penetration testing , and security tool rationalizations.

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Applying a cloud security strategy and governance program support framework enables you to effectively identify security gaps and establish road maps to remediate them.

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Architecture and Transformation

Cloud implementation and design revolve around cloud security methodologies such as DevSecOps, zero trust architecture, and native cloud tool design implementation. Adopt and leverage strategies that prepare you for future changes and threats.

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Managed Cloud Security

After initial implementation , Protiviti builds a cloud security platform that provides security insight monitoring, management, and mitigation of vulnerabilities, while meeting the evolving needs of industry-wide cloud compliance.



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Five Best Practices for Implementing Zero Trust

The amount of new cybersecurity threats and vulnerabilities that organizations respond to grows every day. In many cases Zero Trust Networks (ZTN) are better equipped to tackle these challenges than traditional perimeter-based networks. Further, Zero...
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Protecting your organization from insider threats in a changing world

Protecting your organization from insider threats in a changing world

Cybersecurity threats are growing exponentially as companies introduce an increasing number of Internet of Things (IoT) devices into operations and collect and store an ever- escalating amount of data. This technology and data sprawl is providing bad...
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Data is an Asset. Treat it as Such.

The Role of the Business vs. IT in Supporting Cloud Applications

For companies considering the move to a Cloud Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) or Software as a Service (SaaS) platform, one of the key drivers is likely the perceived opportunity for reduced IT overhead costs and maintenance responsibilities....
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Data is an Asset. Treat it as Such.

Control the Cloud

Ensuring IT risks are managed and compliance requirements are met has only intensified with the recent rapid growth in adoption of cloud services. Deployment of production workloads, migration of regulated systems and increasing storage of large...
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Our cloud security approach

Protiviti’s approach to cloud security starts and ends with leading practices and secure cloud design. We see our clients as business leaders first, and apply our cloud security capabilities with business risk, growth, and sustainability at the forefront. By leveraging our cloud security reference architecture, we help you achieve business growth, operational efficiency, enterprise management, and regulatory compliance.

Our cloud security reference architecture includes the building blocks of an effective cloud security program.

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Key partners

Our cloud security professionals use the latest cloud security tools and services from the largest cloud service providers in the world. Protiviti’s partnerships support our ability to deliver trusted solutions for customer needs.


John Stevenson
John is a Managing Director and leads the Cloud Security practice, focusing on healthcare, retail, consumer goods and services, financial services, and payment processing. He brings more than 25 years of technology experience with 13+ years in cloud security and privacy ...
Jeff Conner
Jeff is a proven security professional and leader on the cloud security team, specializing in network security, program design and architecture, compliance, secure edge services, and DevSecOps. Jeff has extensive experience leading companies to the next stage of growth ...
Siobhan has over 20 years as a cybersecurity professional and 10 years specializing in cloud and emerging technologies. She has worked for many Fortune 500 clients across healthcare and financial services as well as critical infrastructure organisations including energy ...
Joseph Burkard
Joseph is a strategic results-driven security and risk executive with more than 20 years of experience in information and cybersecurity, risk management, data protection, and incident response. He has been a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) in three different ...

Why cloud security matters

Now, more than ever, cloud security must be integrated with cloud design and implementation for optimal performance and reliability.

CISO Next initiative

What is next for CISOs?

Protiviti’s CISO Next initiative produces content and events crafted exclusively for CISOs, with CISOs. The resources focus on what CISOs need to succeed. The first step is finding out “What CISO type are you?”

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CISO Next initiative

Case Studies

Situation: An insurance industry client needed to secure its cloud environment and required a road map to integrate security into its delivery pipeline in preparation for migration to the cloud.

Value: Protiviti provided a custom foundational cloud security control set, application-security tool recommendations, and industry perspectives aligned with the client’s environment. Cloud engineering and information security teams improved communication, awareness, and collaboration strength.

Situation: A regional health insurer sought a third-party review of the architecture design and project plan for their multiyear cloud migration.

Value: Protiviti provided input into the audit strategy and validated that the design was consistent with HIPAA requirements. Once the project concluded, Protiviti provided a pre-implementation audit report and strategic input into the audit plan to identify high-risk areas for post-implementation audits.

Situation: A large financial and derivative exchange company sought an outside source to review, analyze, and provide recommendations for its cloud adoption strategy, as well as to identify considerations that would emerge as it expanded its AWS footprint and began to process more sensitive data.

Value: Protiviti’s experience with AWS and IT strategy expertise provided the client with recommendations that helped design key assurance controls into the tech road map to innovate and accelerate cloud migration.

Situation: A global high-utility jet leasing firm needed a comprehensive review of its cloud strategy and governance capabilities, along with recommendations to identify current risks and align with industry best practices.

Value: The client received a list of existing cloud enterprise policy gaps, recommendations for improvements to the target cloud policy, and a draft cloud computing policy.