With cyberattacks becoming increasingly bold and frequent, general security measures are no longer enough. Organizations need to evolve their security operations and build resilience against cyber threats. To protect the trust you've established with customers, employees and others, you need a holistic approach.
When you move to the cloud, you introduce a new set of risks and change the nature of others. That doesn't mean cloud computing isn't secure.. In fact, many cloud providers offer access to very sophisticated security tools and resources that you might not otherwise be able to access.
A CASB with a wide range of cloud security solutions with strong detection, remediation, and risk-based authentication capabilities provides the strongest defense against today's people-centric threats, including brute force attacks brute force, phishing attacks, and malicious file shares.
Cybercriminals tend to target people, not technology, with popular cloud-delivered SaaS applications like Microsoft Office 365 or Google Workspace suite. A CASB with a wide range of cloud security solutions offers the best defense against today's people-centric threats.
The more data your employees, contractors and partners share in the cloud, the greater the risk of a leak. You need a cloud data security strategy that is risk-aware and connects the dots to detect and prevent such breaches. In addition, it is essential to comply with government regulations and company mandates. These include the following:
Personally Identifiable Information (PII) like social security numbers or date of birth
Consumer Payment Card Information (PCI)
Protected Health Information (PHI) such as medical records.
Given the proliferation of applications delivered in the cloud, governance of the use of these applications is essential. It's estimated that the average business uses around 1,000 applications in the cloud, and some of them have serious security gaps. They can violate data residency regulations like GDPR. Additionally, attackers often use third-party add-ons and social engineering to trick people into granting broad access to your approved SaaS applications.
Cloud application governance capabilities provide deep visibility into cloud security risks. They also provide important controls that alert and guide end users and enforce automated responses for cloud access, such as “allow”, “read-only” or “block”.