Company A Faces Increasing Information Technology Costs And Cyber Security Concerns
Runaway IT Costs: As the company grew, their network infrastructure quickly grew from 10 to 30 servers. The company, which once benefited by the flexibility of the AWS Cloud, has seen their monthly cost quadruple in a very short time.
Cyber Security Concerns: Consultant turnover led to misplaced passwords and security keys. Concern for general user security was growing and there was no methodology for restricting access to AWS resources.
Network Design Issues: Many of the company servers were open to the outside world. While their password policy was strict, traditional best practices of “locking down” networks were not followed during the design phase, leaving the company vulnerable to data breaches and network intrusions.