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Deloitte’s research, “An integrated approach to your cloud migration strategy,” found 70% of surveyed organizations with a mature cloud and cyber strategy report doing well or very well in using advanced technologies to predict potential future risks and threats. Undoubtedly, artificial intelligence (AI) has an important role to play in enabling proactive cloud and cybersecurity strategies with advanced predictive capabilities across business, workforce, and customer operations.
For example, security teams have a large volume of daily activities, and a certain level of abnormal activity does not necessarily indicate a threat, just business as usual. Being able to tell the difference can be a challenge. However, organizations can use cloud-enabled machine learning (ML) to identify anomalous events, such as a Trojan horse activating “under cover” of a storm to send data to an unusual location rather than business continuity controls being implemented wherein data is rerouted to a planned location.
The cloud has an important role to play in enabling the chief information security officer (CISO) and the organization to become a proactive data defender.
Business and technology strategies for the proactive data defender
The proactive data defender’s cloud innovation strategy focuses on four key business outcomes:
Given these business requirements, the proactive data defender’s cloud innovation program would benefit from:
Innovating the future with the cloud
The proactive data defender is one of several cloud scenarios where cloud innovation programs today are looking to build new organizational infrastructures for the future. To learn more about this business case and other future cloud scenarios, visit our Deloitte Insights article, “A new framing for cloud innovation,” and don’t miss our upcoming post, “Cloud innovation: Becoming an AI-fueled entrepreneur.”
As the chief cloud strategy officer for Deloitte Consulting LLP, David is responsible for building innovative technologies that help clients operate more efficiently while delivering strategies that enable them to disrupt their markets. David is widely respected as a visionary in cloud computing—he was recently named the number one cloud influencer in a report by Apollo Research. For more than 20 years, he has inspired corporations and start-ups to innovate and use resources more productively. As the author of more than 13 books and 5,000 articles, David’s thought leadership has appeared in InfoWorld, Wall Street Journal, Forbes, NPR, Gigaom, and Lynda.com. Prior to joining Deloitte, David served as senior vice president at Cloud Technology Partners, where he grew the practice into a major force in the cloud computing market. Previously, he led Blue Mountain Labs, helping organizations find value in cloud and other emerging technologies. He is a graduate of George Mason University.