Federal agencies are under pressure to make a timely, secure shift to the cloud with minimal disruption. For many, however, this is easier said than done. With a wide array of data that falls under a variety of privacy and protection regulations, "how?" is a complicated question.
For nearly every agency, the end result will be a unique combination of physical servers and private and public cloud -- a hybrid environment -- designed to shift and evolve as resource and workflow requirements change. While these dynamic and elastic environments will make agencies more efficient and allow them to keep up with evolving demands from both employees and citizens, they become increasingly difficult to secure. This is especially true with the sorts of legacy security solutions that are already in place.
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