7. Incident Response Capabilities
Businesses need on-premise, remote and cloud incident response capabilities on demand, Thompson told CRN. A compromise can occur at a satellite office 1,000 miles away or in the cloud just as easily as it could at your corporate headquarters. Having the capability to effectively respond to an incident without flying your team to Hong Kong to deal with it on-site can save you money and time in a critical moment. Having the visibility, intelligence and control to respond to an incident in Amazon or Rackspace can be a challenge, but they must be gained in order to effectively secure your cloud environment.