Secure Multi-Cloud Environments: Intelligent Cloud Security Posture Management
Dan Woods, Principal Analyst, Early Adopter Research
An effective security program is rooted in a strong operational foundation. As evidenced by a number of high-profile data breaches, successful attacks on cloud services were most commonly the result of customer misconfiguration, mismanagement, and mistakes according to Gartner Research. Without clean operations, your security operations model is destined to fail. As such, IT, Security, and Risk Management leaders must invest in Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) processes and tools to proactively and reactively identify and remediate risks.
Digital transformation is putting pressure on every function inside the enterprise – especially IT, Security, and Cloud Operations teams. Whether it’s utilizing short-lived technology like containers, assessing the state of public cloud environments, or maintaining the security of applications, the modern attack surface presents a growing challenge to security and cloud leaders looking to accurately understand and reduce identity and data risk.