The SaaS environment is dynamic and continually evolving. As employees are added or removed and new apps onboarded, permissions and configurations must be reset, changed and updated. In addition, there are continuous compliance updates and security configurations needed to meet industry standards and align with best practices (NIST, MITRE, etc.), and security teams need to continuously ensure that all configurations are enforced company-wide, with no exceptions. Considering that a typical enterprise has, on average, 288 SaaS applications, this translates to hours of continuous work and effort that is just not sustainable.
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.
Read more about SaaS Security Misconfiguration Risks
Full article: SaaS Security Vendors
Obsidian Security — SaaS Security Made Simple
APPOMNI — Secure The Applications That Power The Enterprise
ADAPTIVE-SHIELD — Complete Control For Your SaaS Security
Companies have a varity of insiders: employees, business partners, third-party vendors. They all have a certain level of access to sensitive business data.
We can group types of insider threats into five categories:
Read more about preventing insider threats — saasment.com
The number of software apps deployed by large firms across all industries world-wide has increased 68% over the past four years, reaching an average of 150 apps per company by the end of 2020 while nearly 10% of businesses now have more than 200 apps in their enterprise information-technology systems.
Employees in large-scale organizations are continually struggling to find the relevant information they are looking for.
A study conducted by us shows that 52% of searches take more than 15 minutes while in 17% of cases the Valentine information is not found at all even though it is indeed indexed…
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.
Saasment.com is the only platform that helping enterprises protect their Cloud Long-Tail Apps
Last year, 2020, was a turning point in how organizations are understanding cloud security. First, the market created a definition of what are the differences between IaaS Security (how can I secure my production environment) and SaaS Security (how can I secure my data in 3rd party services). In addition, companies realized that cloud environments required a different security lifecycle than the classic network security.
Understanding the lifecycle of cloud security is mainly based on the shared responsibility model, which means that in SaaS environments the customer is only responsible for protecting the data they are storing.
Sounds easy now…
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.
Next Generation of SaaS Security