Cloud Security

Cloud Security

The objective is to realize effective, scalable, frictionless, proactive and cost-effective cloud security. What steps are needed to achieve this? No matter the use case, there is always a perfect combination of technology and people. CloudNation ensures it.

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The tools, best practices and compliance that ensure cloud security does not impede growth.

Cloud security is essential for maximum leverage of the cloud. That is why CloudNation employs dedicated Cloud Security Consultants who take on challenges and lead by vision. They go beyond integrating security in the architecture in line with best practices and reference architectures of cloud providers: they translate policies into practical deployment and empower your team during the process. As a result, an organization is fully aware of its security status and is demonstrably compliant and safe – in the knowledge that security is no barrier for growth.


Common cloud security challenges

  • Becoming familiar with the right (cloud-native) security tools and knowing how to effectively deploy them;
  • Transitioning from conventional IT security to cloud-enabled security;
  • Realizing that being compliant and being safe are not the same thing;
  • Becoming compliant with the tools in practice;
  • Ensuring that DevOps teams, that are given more responsibility in line with “shared responsibility” can actually take that on;
  • Passing PenTests and audits for certifications;
  • Continuously and demonstrably measuring and reporting current environment security automatically;
  • Solving the problem of lack of knowledge or specialists in the area of cloud security;
  • Ensuring on-premise security fits the cloud.

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  • Providing cloud security services in line with best practices and reference architectures of cloud providers;
  • Providing cloud security consultancy services for shorter and longer periods of time;
  • Consulting and training teams to prepare for (cloud) security assessments;
  • Minimizing the risk of a cyber attack by performing a security health check, and executing an action plan for improvement;
  • Arranging SIEM/SOAR for critical cloud infrastructure;
  • Selecting and deploying tailored cloud security tools to make the organization demonstrably (more) compliant and safe.

Alexander Brouwer, CEO van VIVE
Alexander Brouwer, CEO van VIVE
"With the help of CloudNation we passed the required PenTest with flying colors and were able to achieve a DNB banking license."
Alexander Brouwer, CEO of VIVE
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Erik Snijder, Principal Cloud Security Consultant
"Cloud security is always mentioned as one of the biggest mountains organizations have to scale to realize their cloud ambitions. But do not worry, we can scale that mountain together."
Erik Snijder, Principal Cloud Security Consultant
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Cloud security in practice

As more organizations migrate data, systems and services to the cloud, new attack vectors are created with specific security, governance and compliance challenges.

Cloud computing not only changes the way in which users handle data and applications, but also the way in which IT and business function. The transition from a traditional business model to a cloud business model will have an impact on people, processes and technology.


Where do we start?

What requirements do we need to comply with?

How can we stay in control of an ever-changing IT environment?

These are frequently asked questions. We believe that creating awareness within the organization is a major first step to developing and managing safe cloud environments. Cloud security is often perceived as being complex because it may be unclear who is responsible for what. Cloud transformation not only entails a change in technology but also has an impact on people and processes. Our approach deals with all security-related issues by taking all aspects into account and implementing security by design in your organization. There has never been a better time to adopt the right tools, processes, checks and ethos to guarantee continuous security & compliance in the cloud.

More information? Download our one-pager “5 best practices that every road map to cloud security should incorporate”

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Matthijs Kortekaas - Cloud Security Consultant
“Every use case is different where cloud security is concerned. Security and compliance are not one-size-fits-all. Whether you are already in the cloud or are planning to take the first step: we offer flexible tailored solutions for every use case.”

Matthijs KortekaasCloud Security Consultant

Examples of cloud security guidance & support

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We define your path to a cloud-first strategy by identifying critical assets. A clear cloud-first strategy is essential for managing the complexity and risks inherent in cloud computing. And for ensuring governance and compliance.


We drive stakeholder awareness through workshops and training to build the foundation for cloud security and to enable them to take better decisions to lower business risks.


We deal with risk management and risk mitigation before, during and after a cloud migration to minimize exposure during projects.


We analyze your current cloud environment based on best practices and make recommendations regarding security, governance, resource optimization and cloud spending. We use our CloudNation HealthCheck for this.


We assess your organization and provide reports on security and compliance requirements. This helps us to identify gaps between de requirements and the current situation.


We take care of automation and integration to ensure systems and policies remain compliant with best practices.


We provide training and education for security teams and SOCs so they can apply best practices in the area of security and stay compliant with external regulations and internal security policies.

Different ways of thinking

3 cloud security scenarios

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Container Security

Embracing cloud-native technologies, such as Docker and Kubernetes, is essential to creating a competitive advantage. Cloud native is the new standard. As acceptance of these new container technologies increases, so should concerns about the security of containerized environments. The main priority is ensuring that everything in the container environment works as intended.

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Serverless Security

Applying serverless computing, such as AWS Lambda and Azure Functions, is essential to fully leverage the cloud’s potential. However, securing this can be challenging as visibility becomes more difficult and new attack vectors are continually being introduced. The serverless operational model requires a paradigm shift in the way application security is dealt with. In our experience it is best to tackle serverless security risks as early in the design phase as possible to mitigate exploitation at later stages.

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DevOps security should also be integrated in the lifecycle of applications. Conventional security policies and routines can become a bottleneck in CI/CD pipelines. This in turn can result in total security neglect. Modern issues require modern solutions. With DevSecOps it is all about built-in security, security by design and the integration of two contradictory goals – speed and security – from start to finish. As cloud natives we operate in accordance with these principles on a daily basis.

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