Cloud computing has picked up pace in the last decade, and yet there are areas that prove to be ambiguous and challenging to work with, security being one of them. The cloud is about decentralized infrastructure across the globe as opposed to traditional models where the infrastructure is within the organizations. The traditional systems were protected via a perimeter security model, whereas the cloud environment is thoroughly connected which eliminates the need for the traffic to pass through the traditional perimeter defenses.
This way, systems and data on the cloud are exposed to malicious insiders, unsafe APIs, poor identifications, and credentialing to outline a few. Misconfiguration, unauthorized access, social identity verification, and lack of visibility while managing cloud processes have come across as the leading causes of cloud security failures. Management of these risks needs well-researched adoption approaches to cloud security principles, tools, and organizational awareness.
A cloud solution/service connects and disconnects from thousands of networks every day making it a powerful dynamic entity. However, this is a rising cause of concern when it comes to securing one’s business.
Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) comes to the rescue of all those drowning in the worry of cloud security. CSPM is a class of security tools as defined by Gartner when the growing security mishaps within the cloud needed to be addressed by correctly configuring public IaaS, PaaS, SaaS solutions.
CSPM takes care of risk assessment and visualization, DevOps integration, compliance monitoring, incident response and such. CSPM best practices is applicable to both hybrid or multi-cloud environments. CSPM identifies possible misconfigurations within your cloud platforms that could lead to data breaches and leakage. It is an inventory of best practices for cloud solution/service configuration, encryption checks, and account permissions.
DevOps is a term we’re all too familiar with. Now, DevSecOps is the new kid on the block, where security is integrated into the Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC) every step along the way, instead of security barricades at a couple of intersections.
DevOps is about Continuous Integrations and Continuous Deployment. Adopting DevSecOps means the development and operation teams while collaborating on integration and will now include the security teams across the SDLC. One part of DevSecOps is obviously choosing the right tools to minimize security loopholes at the earliest. CI approaches such as shift-left will be encouraged. Security teams will now be part of the SDLC from the planning phase to ensure that security is considered as one of the core necessities unlike before when teams were called in when required.
DevSecOps helps implement compliance into the SLDC from the very beginning, allowing vulnerabilities to be identified early on. Organizations experience improved observability and traceability with DevSecOps.
Zero trust is a cybersecurity strategy that has been gaining increased traction since the recent COVID-19 regulations forced organizations to work remotely. It is based on the concept of least-privileged access control which enables stringent user authentication. The underlying principle is that of continuous monitoring and validation.
The zero-trust architecture is based on ‘never trust’ and ‘always verify’ policy. To prevent and block inappropriate access, zero-trust technologies focus on enforcing access policies based on strict context. The context could be anything from the individual's role, location, the device, and the data they are requesting. Within a zero-trust architecture no one is assumed to have access, and everyone trying to gain access must go through the same level of scrutiny.
A well-framed zero-trust architecture protects against cybersecurity threats, enables and enhances security in remote/hybrid work culture and improves user experience by promising customers an unnerving level of data security.
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