0333 444 0881
0333 444 0881

Cloud Security Architecture Assessment Service

As cloud development teams continuously deliver change in private, public & hybrid cloud environments, it is critical to consider how to assure individual cloud services so that they are securely configured for your enterprise. Cloud first organisations have a variety of challenges when it comes to security, the main challenge is balancing the benefits and speed of cloud adoption with assured cloud components and development team processes to help maintain secure data persistence and sharing in an ever-changing threat landscape.

cloud architecture assessment service

Service Description

This service is designed to securely expedite cloud development team’s decision making and technical planning by reviewing cloud security controls to quickly identify cloud configuration vulnerabilities and provide up to date guidance on areas of cloud security improvement.


The Cloud Security Architecture Assessment takes a holistic approach to assessing your cloud security architecture and based on your unique business context provides an in depth, expert-led assessment of your cloud security program. Leveraging Cyber Smart Associate’s’ view of proprietary & industry best practices, the assessment outlines and guides actionable next steps to improve your cloud security.

  • Inform more effective cloud operations, & architecture built on prioritised guidance
  • Define ‘Cloud Security Service Wraps’ to help guide development teams


The Cloud Configuration Review combines Cyber Smart Associate’s cloud consulting expertise with software to quickly identify cloud configuration vulnerabilities and provide tailored guidance on areas of cloud security improvement. Cloud security controls are reviewed against CIS, AWS or Azure best practices.

  • Assure your cloud environment against the most common, configuration based vulnerabilities
  • Gain quick insights and expert-led guidance for improvement to cloud security controls
  • Understand business impact of existing control gaps to drive risk based, security improvements


Service Features

  • Examination of cloud environment with security-focused approach
  • Written reporting providing remediation recommendations and impactful changes to consider
  • Security design assurance led by experienced cloud security experts
  • Provides the CISO Department with Improved visibility into Product Teams
  • Analyse the Security Effectiveness & Performance of development teams
  • Clients can compare the performance of multiple product teams
  • Supports the planning & prioritisation of Improvement programmes

Service Benefits


  • Assure your cloud environment against most common configuration-based vulnerabilities.
  • Understand impacts of control gaps to drive risk-based, improvements.
  • Inform more effective cloud operations, architecture & strategy.
  • Gain quick insights for improvement to cloud security controls.
  • In-depth view of your cloud security weaknesses & strengths.
  • Develop a mature cloud security architecture aligned to business objectives.
  • Improvements to DevOps Team security behaviours & discipline.


  • Gain independent assurance by measuring security effectiveness
  • Determine areas of risk measured against contextualised potential business impact
  • Partner with security experts who provide trusted guidance to improve security

How We Can Help


Our Cloud Security Architecture Assessment Service begins with an on-site readiness assessment of your conformance to the requirements outlined by the 14 CSPs, or the CSA CCM, focusing on your people, processes and technology. It includes interviews with senior stakeholders within the organisation responsible for cloud services, a high-level review of documentation, and a review of the information security management system (ISMS), technical controls and processes.

Following the readiness assessment, you will be given a detailed report highlighting the findings of our visit. This report will document non-compliances and areas of improvement that will need to be addressed in order to meet the requirements of the framework. We can provide further consultancy support and advice to help remediate any identified gaps.


Recent Project Example

Information Risk Management & GDPR Consultancy for Online Financial Product Comparison Business

A market leading online financial products provider engaged Cyber Smart Associates to help guide their cyber security improvement and GDPR compliance journey.  They needed to understand and demonstrate their InfoSec & Data Privacy Risk position, & wanted customers to have confidence and trust in their services. Cyber Smart Associates reviewed the Integration of their people with processes & technology, & steered their IT Delivery Organisation down a smooth path towards robust and resilient application development culture – while avoiding the common pitfalls that can waste time, effort and money.

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