As more organizations make the shift towards hybrid and cloud environments, security teams need a new way to keep their cloud workloads safe from cyber threats. Cloud services offer organizations a scalability that isn’t possible with on-premise infrastructure as well as a boost to efficiency; however, the shift also comes with unique considerations when it comes to security. Outside the scope of your typical cybersecurity practices, cloud computing requires organizations to secure containers, virtual machines, serverless workloads and Kubernetes whether the cloud is public, private, or a hybrid of both.
While the cloud has hugely supported a modern, digital means of collaboration and operation, especially since the COVID-19 pandemic, its adoption also adds cyber risks that are associated with it. Organizations can mitigate these risks by implementing a holistic security strategy focused on workload protection to protect their cloud environments.
The increase of remote work has given rise to cybersecurity threats to both cloud and hybrid workspaces. With new attack techniques plentiful in the vast threat landscape, threat actors are taking advantage of the larger attack surface as organizations start to store more data and offer services in the cloud.
Defining a security strategy for cloud starts with discovery based on an organizations’ core business objectives, principles, and priorities. No security strategy that is out of alignment with an organization’s goals ever proves to be successful – how can you fully protect what you can’t see? Before beginning the migration into cloud, invest time and effort in mapping out the key aspects of your organization, your attack surface, and their relationship to the cloud security you need.
When not managed properly, cloud computing can actually end up exposing organizations to opportunistic cyberattacks. Clouds are particularly vulnerable to misconfiguration, Active Directory vulnerabilities, insider threats, and supply chain attacks. The likelihood of these threat activities targeting the cloud will continue to grow in number, so having a strong cloud security strategy puts preventative measures in place against breach and data loss.
Planning, building, and enforcing the organization’s cloud strategy will be a main area of concern for CISOs and security teams. A large part of that strategy will be the direct result of choosing the right security solution for an organization’s cloud setup. The right solution for an organization’s cloud needs to be scalable, easy to manage, and able to defend against increasingly complex cloud-related cyber threats.
These are the key aspects that a cloud security solution must address:
SentinelOne enables organizations to protect their endpoints across all cloud environments, public, private, and hybrid, through Singularity Cloud. With thousands of accounts spread across multiple clouds, organizations need the right security in place for their cloud infrastructure. Singularity Cloud works by extending distributed, autonomous endpoint protection, detection, and response to compute workloads running in both public and private clouds, as well as on-prem data centers.
Within the current cyber landscape, cloud workload protection platforms (CWPP) are the final line of defense in a multi-layer cloud security strategy. Organizations rely on CWPP’s like Singularity Cloud for autonomous, real-time detection as well as remediation of complex threats at the VM and K8 pod level with no need for human detection. Further, Singularity Cloud’s runtime protection of containerized workloads identifies and kills unauthorized processes such as malware, ransomware, and more.
Opportunistic threat actors attacking clouds count on the fact that cloud networks are large, complex, and require in-depth configuration and management. This means it is critical for organizations to choose the right cloud security platform in support of their overarching security strategy. SentinelOne is here to help you improve your cloud security plan and fuse autonomous threat hunting, EDR capability, and security together to fit your business. Contact us today or book a demo to see how Singularity Cloud brings agility, AI-powered security, and compliance to organizations globally.
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