Cloud or On-premise? The dependency of different organizations on SaaS applications has increased in different sections such as file sharing, collaboration, and marketing. In fact, this pandemic has made enterprises realize that SaaS solutions can offer great benefits, and the biggest of them is business continuity. Work practices have significantly shifted to remote work and cloud because employees were instructed to stay at home due to the pandemic.
The long tail of SaaS is growing rapidly. Today, thousands of unmanaged “Shadow IT” applications are used in every major enterprise around the globe and IT departments have little visibility or control over these rogue apps. While the challenge was first simply to secure major SaaS platforms like Office 365, the new reality is a “cloud and mobile-first world” where employees often use new applications that aren’t approved and put corporate data at risk.
What is security validation? how does Continuous Security Validation differ from a breach and attack simulation?
Cloud Continuous security validation is a framework of tools built in order to challenge, measure, and optimize the effectiveness of cloud-native organizations including security controls, infrastructure configurations, policy enforcement, and more on an ongoing basis.
As a result, cloud native companies minimize cyber risk across the entire business while protecting their reputation and economic value.
While Breach and Attack Simulation platform is virtually simulating breaches, security validation platforms are taking active actions to measure the security controls in real-world scenarios.