Cloud security

Whether you’ve established a fully operational cloud estate or you’re in the process of transitioning, our whole-consultancy approach to cloud helps you maintain resilience when you’re surrounded by transformation. By focusing on the specific outcomes your business wants to achieve through its cloud presence, we can help you solve the complex and unfamiliar problems presented by this new and ever-changing environment.

Transform your cloud security, from a problem that divides the business, into a means for positive business enablement.

  • Transition smoothly Strategically adopt cloud services; train a cloud-first team; build a resilient environment from the ground up.
  • Increase visibility Identify, monitor, and test newly deployed instances or newly implemented applications.
  • Reduce risk Enumerate the people, processes, and technology active within your cloud estate and the associated risks.
  • Move faster, safely Develop engineering practices and foster a broader culture around secure design.

Our approach


Cloud security is now a fundamental part of "business as usual". The cloud is everywhere, being universally adopted at speed across different industries and types of organization. This speed has led to growth and opportunity, but not without creating new challenges for the security teams tasked with securing an environment using a totally new rulebook.

Our cloud approach is holistic. As well as providing cloud-specific solutions for organizations transitioning or maintaining their cloud environment, we apply a cloud-first mindset across the consultancy. This takes the shape of a central cloud team that delivers cloud-specific work and advises across all other engagements.

Consultants possess broad and varied experience of tackling the challenges related to adopting and fostering cloud security. We’ve helped clients predict, prevent, detect, and respond to attacks in Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS), and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) cloud implementations, across multiple providers, at all stages of adoption.

Services & solutions

The growing cloud capability we offer spans attack detection, incident investigations and response, penetration testing, cyber defense, and research. Our approach to cloud security consultancy is delivered in partnership with organizations, accounting for their specific needs and desired outcomes, including:

Reducing vulnerabilities introduced during the development phase, by training developers to build secure infrastructure-as-code.

Ensuring that cloud environments are secure-by-design, by assessing proposed architecture before and throughout development.

Providing assurance that deployment is secure through ongoing hardening, by assessing existing, live cloud environments and the critical services within them.

Developing a culture of “building in” security to mitigate risks and exposures.

Reducing the impact of a compromise by preparing cloud-based attack detection and Digital Forensics & Incident Response (DFIR) measures.

Speak to the team

Wherever you are on your cloud journey, we can help.

Related resources

Microsoft Azure Security Framework

Inspired by Scott Piper’s roadmap for building cloud security in AWS, our Azure security framework provides the building blocks needed to harden your Azure platform from the ground up.

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Detecting attacks in the cloud

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How we can help

50% of the incidents investigated on behalf of our clients between 2020 and 2021 involved cloud technology. Cloud security is everything, not an add-on, and our cloud team has influence across the entire consultancy.

  • Experience We’ve supported clients across design, migration, configuration, and hardening projects. We continue to develop crucial knowledge and threat intelligence as the number of cloud-based attacks we see increases.
  • Proven methodologies We use systems and processes developed through real-world client engagements and research. These ensure that environments get fully and correctly assessed, and that no stone is left unturned, helping us provide stronger security assurance.
  • Tooling We’ve designed and deployed custom tools to overcome specific technical challenges within AWS and Azure. These streamline and expedite assessment activities, leaving more time for consultants to find meaningful issues in the architecture, design, and data flows of platforms.

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Accreditations & Certificates

F-Secure Consulting (F-Secure Cyber Security (Pty) Ltd) is a level 4 contributor to B-BBEE with a procurement recognition level of 100%. Learn more and download our B-BBEE certificate. Click here to read the press release.

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