According to Gartner1 it is mainly misconfigurations and user errors that open the door to cybercriminals. This means that your company needs good security management for cloud environments that can minimize these threats. In short: Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM). This transparently shows you what resources are in your clouds, while at the same time protecting your data and incorporating threat detection and automated response, as well as automated protection for governance and compliance. But Cloud Native Security also takes a look at your cloud-based workloads and your operating system data. With the Cloud Work Protection Platform (CWPP), the suite also includes vulnerability management for your containers, serverless functions, and virtual machines. Functions for CI/CD integration, identity and access management (IAM), network security, and runtime defense should also be part of the solution.
This gives your company a consolidated interface for your clouds, workloads, and data plus a comprehensive set of security features with a single license.
1 Gartner, Innovation Insight for Cloud Security Posture Management, 2019
Your cloud providers ensure that data centers and the services they provide offer the highest level of security. However, no cloud provider can take over the obligation to comply with all legal and regulatory requirements for your applications and data. Many companies are not aware of this shared responsibility: in one study1, 73 percent of security experts from companies in five countries felt unable to clearly distinguish the responsibilities of their cloud providers from their own. Companies often have themselves to blame if hackers get hold of sensitive customer data. This is because their employees sometimes configure the cloud systems incorrectly. These cloud-native breaches (CNB) are unfortunately widespread: According to a recent study2, the authors found faulty configurations in 93 percent of the cloud storage services examined. These can endanger the entire cloud environment.
In order to offer cybercriminals as little room for attacks as possible in the future, Cloud Native Security supports your developers with the "Shift left" principle: The solution automatically corrects security vulnerabilities and misconfigurations throughout the entire build-deploy-run lifecycle. This allows your developers to reduce risk without compromising their agility.
1 Palo Alto, Cloud Native Security Report, 2020
2 Accurics, The State of DevSecOps, 2020