Three Critical Benefits of Cloud Security Posture Management

Protect cloud infrastructure from data exposure with security posture management. Dell and Netskope can help.

In the era of digital transformation, organizations are increasingly utilizing public cloud infrastructure for storage, processing and other operations. This shift, however, comes with new security hurdles that require careful and continuous monitoring to avoid data exposure and security breaches. According to Statista, cloud misconfiguration was named the biggest security threat in public cloud environments, with a total of three billion records breached in 2019. Of all public cloud records exposed to a breach in 2019, a whopping 85% were the result of a misconfiguration. And 48% of those misconfigurations led to exposure of sensitive data. Even unintentional actions can lead to dire consequences for organizations.

Maintaining visibility and control across multiple cloud services is a significant challenge for security teams. With public cloud breaches on the rise, it’s critical to have a strong security posture management solution to protect against a data breach. Enter the Netskope Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) solution. Netskope’s CSPM is a market-leading solution that continuously monitors for and identifies potential security issues for fast remediation within cloud service provider (CSP) infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud environments, such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. This solution uses continuous monitoring and remediation tools to enforce optimal cloud configurations.

Let’s take a closer look at some of the critical benefits of CSPM.

    1. Spot and resolve misconfigurations proactively. As mentioned before, misconfigurations are among the primary culprits behind cloud data breaches. Even if an organization’s cloud infrastructure is initially configured correctly, over time this configuration can drift from an optimal state through changes in settings, updating permissions or simply by moving data. These changes can add up and expose data in public cloud infrastructure to bad actors. Without continuous monitoring of public cloud configurations, security teams may overlook insecure settings. Netskope’s CSPM solution continuously evaluates cloud services for their security posture. It identifies misconfigurations and offers actionable recommendations to rectify them. This ensures security gaps can be addressed before bad actors exploit them.
    2. Streamline compliance management. Navigating the litany of regulatory compliance standards, like GDPR, HIPAA and PCI DSS, can be a challenging task for security teams. The complexity only increases when dealing with cloud environments where data is scattered across multiple services. Netskope’s CSPM makes compliance management straightforward by keeping a continuous check on the cloud environment and offering automated compliance assessments. It ensures organizations’ cloud usage aligns accurately with relevant regulations, sparing users from potential non-compliance fines.
    3. Enable automated remediation. While Netskope’s CSPM identifies and alerts organizations to security gaps, it also takes it a step further by providing automated remediation. In many cases, the solution can correct common misconfigurations on its own, freeing up security teams to focus on more complex issues. Automated remediation not only streamlines resolution, but also reduces the risk of human error, ultimately saving time, money and resources.

With the right security posture management solution, an organization can seamlessly maintain the security of their public cloud services. And with Netskope’s CSPM, organizations can operate confidently across multiple cloud environments, knowing they’re well-protected against security breaches and data exposure.

If you’re interested in a demo of Netskope’s Cloud Security Posture Management, contact your Dell account team or reach out to Dell’s endpoint security team.

Jocelynn Thompson

About the Author: Jocelynn Thompson

Jocelynn Thompson is a Product Manager at Dell Technologies supporting Security and Manageability, focusing on cloud security and unified endpoint management solutions. Her mission is to deliver best-in-class Security Service Edge products to better protect businesses from increasingly sophisticated data breaches by enabling Zero Trust security principles. Prior to this role, Jocelynn served as a Strategic Programs Manager focused on cybersecurity solutions from Dell partners such as VMware, Secureworks, Absolute and Netskope. Jocelynn originally joined Dell Technologies in 2009.