What is Cloud Application Security?
Most IT professionals and security teams understand how to secure their networks and on-prem data. When we are looking at Cloud Security we see that while the adaption of Native Cloud Apps is growing exponentially, Cloud App Security is still at the beginning as it still seems that there is a misunderstanding of how to secure cloud applications across all platforms segments, how to store sensitive data and how to manage the organization cloud identities.
Cloud application security is a series of defined policies, processes, controls, and technology governing all information exchanges that happen in collaborative cloud environments like NetSuite, Monday.com, Microsoft Office 365, Google G Suite, Slack, and Box.
Audit Your Cloud App Security Posture
The cloud environment is constantly changing and it makes it difficult to rapidly detect and respond to threats. Saasmnet is a cloud security assessment (CSA) built to help you identify and mitigate security risks in cloud computing across collaborative cloud environments. Saasment covers the 5 major security threats every organization should audit:
1. Identity Management
IAM risk assessment is critical because so much sensitive data and resources are stored and accessed on devices shared by many different users—and because keeping tabs on rogue employees is difficult.
2. Application Interfaces
Insecure APIs and interfaces present easy opportunities for attackers to breach systems because they easily access the collaborative cloud environments by accessing directly with the service public IP address.
3. Cloud Apps Configuration
Misconfiguration of application setup is one of the biggest threats to cloud apps because data breaches tend to happen when services are accidentally exposed to the public internet and human error has a dramatic impact on it.
4. Third Party Services
Third parties may not take their network security as seriously as you want them to. Knowing this, hackers may choose not to attack your company directly. Instead, they may look for an easier target among your third-party vendors.
5. Security Controls
Audit your SaaS Security Vendor to determine if they are actually protecting your organization from different perspectives: access, actionability, and auditing.