For any enterprise Audit and Compliance is a must for stakeholder and customer trust. Meeting legal requirements is not optional anymore. Following best practices is an equally important part of compliance management. Formal regulations, laws or even internal governance controls have to be in place and follow compliance standards set by HIPAA, SOC 2, GDPR, ISO 27001, etc.
You can't secure what you can't see. Cloud Asset Visibility matters. All the teams in your enterprise require understanding and complete visibility of the relationships mapped around your cyber assets whether critical or not. Transparency and visibility to cybersecurity crew helps them secure their digital universe.
Unintentional internal oversights is the biggest cause for these mishaps. Untimely detection can open doorways into the organization's precious cloud environment, compromising their precious data. These exploits are the easiest to gain access to and require continuous and real time monitoring.
In today's world where deployments are happening faster than ever. It is of utmost importance to know real-time as the drifts, misconfigurations, etc are created. If left unchecked, they will leave gaps for hackers and not just compromise your data but also reduce the performance and speed of deployments. Real-Time Alert mechanisms must be put in place. Depending on the severity, prioritize sending signals to multiple channels so as to not overlook the vulnerabilities created.
Creation of custom remediation playbooks and using dozens of out of the box rules can help create a secure yet productive environment. A cloud management solution with automation capabilities that are policy driven can be configured to remedy the violations. In the same way it can also be configured to prevent them from occurring.
One of the most important features of a good CSPM tool. Threat detection, unauthorized behavior, malicious activity, anomaly detection, etc. These are some of the problems that plague most organizations. With continuous monitoring you can identify and prioritize the threats, taking corrective action before any damage is done.
Any organization that has their data on the Cloud and is serious about the Security and Sanctity of that data. A CSPM tool should be the first tool used while Cloud migration or Cloud deployment. Without it you can be assured of sleepless nights.
Constant changes in the Cloud environment make it difficult to track whether or not your data is stored safely. As your cloud grows, so does the need to track and protect your data. CSPM allows monitoring and alerting via automation as soon as the problem arises, saving you the risk of a breach beforehand.
Continuous monitoring, Automation and Misconfiguration prevention are key to a secure cloud. Issues related to Cloud security are easier to resolve when these are applied. CSPM may be used to map how Security teams work with DevOps teams, identify misconfigured assets and unused resources, verify the integrity of recent deployments and more. This can help your organization save time and money in excess personnel and training.
CSPM is a cloud-native tool. This means it should be agentless and not require virtual machines (VM). A CSPM tool should only require the cloud account credentials to access the exposed APIs from the cloud provider. This quality ensures that a CSPM tool operates with very little to almost no impact on the performance or architecture of your cloud environment. Traditional cloud security will imitate security techniques like firewalls/security gateways, reverse proxies that are used in physical data centers, and repurpose them for the cloud. CSPM differs in nature as it uses native controls made in the cloud for the cloud.
Satish Mohan, CTO, Airgap
We are excited to leverage Cloudanix’s comprehensive multi-cloud DevSecOps solution to secure our production workloads on AWS. Cloudanix has demonstrated that it can solve many challenges that DevSecOps teams face, while continually adding new features such as SOC2 compliance and drift detection which drive daily security and operational benefits.