Eric Trexler, vice president of global government sales at Forcepoint, has said that agencies must invest in cloud experts, implement zero-trust security concepts and ensure operational flexibility in executing direct-to-cloud approaches.
Trexler said in an opinion piece published Saturday on C4ISRnet that government agencies must “bring in more cloud thinkers” with the expertise to help deploy and manage a software-defined wide area network.
He also said that zero-trust concepts and identity, credential and access management procedures are effective in ensuring the security of data in software-as-a-service and cloud environments.
However, Trexler noted that agencies should also go beyond vetting authenticated users and execute real-time cyber responses to threats or suspicious behavior.
“The complexity of the cloud can be costly and risky, but the rewards are exponential,” he said.
“Still, direct-to-cloud is gaining momentum and driving much-needed evolution from a traditional setup to a more modern security approach required for today’s dynamic threat landscape.”