Risk Management Solutions, Inc. (RMS) is a leading technology company that focuses on delivering catastrophe risk modeling to help insurers, financial markets, corporations, and public agencies evaluate and manage risk. Insurers, reinsurers, trading companies, and other financial institutions trust RMS to better understand and manage the risks of natural and human-made catastrophes, including hurricanes, earthquakes, floods, terrorism, and pandemics.
RMS wanted greater visibility into the total number of cloud accounts across AWS and Azure and whether these accounts were configured appropriately. More importantly, they wanted greater insights into how data could be accessed across these public cloud environments by the large number of active compute instances.
As a subsidiary of Daily Mail General Trust, RMS adheres to comprehensive compliance checks and mandates since they hold data for many companies across the globe. Tracking data movement and access is critical for mandates like GDPR.
Sonrai Security provides us with complete visibility of platform, identity, and data risks across our large AWS and Azure cloud infrastructure. The platform has become the cornerstone of the RMS public cloud risk management and security program.
Initial deployment of the Sonrai platform highlighted 3 key areas of concern. First, there were tactical issues and platform configurations that needed remediation. Second, there were some unmanaged legacy cloud accounts that were interacting with RMS core cloud accounts. Lastly, there were gaps in security best practices that needed to be addressed at the development level. These issues included key rotation issues, open network groups, and identities that were too over-permissioned.
Tactical issues and platform configurations that needed remediation.
Unmanaged legacy cloud accounts that were interacting with RMS core cloud accounts.
Gaps in security best practices that needed to be addressed at the development level.
Sonrai Security helped us identify a number of legacy cloud accounts that we had believed were shut down, that were actually still active and in use.
The Sonrai platform easily solved the issue of activity monitoring across the cloud by gaining visibility and trust relationships across all accounts. By understanding interactions and originating identities, RMS was able to identify and establish all trust relationships between accounts. Compliance and platform posture gaps were quickly addressed as Sonrai identified problems at their source. Finally, the Sonrai platform’s continuous monitoring of identity, access, and least privilege ensures best practices are adopted across RMS DevOps teams.
During our initial trial period, Sonrai identified a number of data stores that required access control changes. We were able to remediate these issues quickly and continued to gain better visibility into our cloud resources.