Why CISOs Should Invest in a Cloud Security Center of Excellence During 2023
This is a guest blog post by Ido Vapner, CTO at Kyndryl. This article was originally posted on Medium here.
During 2023, CISOs should invest in a cloud security center of excellence to better protect their enterprise data and infrastructure and establish easy communication with other cloud stakeholders. In a world where cyber-attacks are rampant, and businesses are increasingly vulnerable, it is crucial to develop a holistic and comprehensive security strategy. Using advanced cloud security tools with a combination of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML), a CISO and his security team can detect anomalies, identify security weaknesses, assess the likelihood of an attack, and quickly identify potential security vulnerabilities.
Recent studies show that cyber attacks on cloud services have doubled in the last few years and will continue to grow in 2023. Cloud environments are now in the top three most targeted environments of cyber-attacks.
Identifying the risks and implementing proper cloud security measures to protect against them is essential. One tool that can help you do that is CloudWize. It’s a cloud security platform that allows you to scan, monitor, and auto-remediate your cloud security. It’s also designed to give you instant insights and actionable recommendations and give you the root cause in a few minutes to quickly close the gaps and increase your cloud security posture.
CloudWize platform isn’t just a typical CSPM (cloud security posture management). It combines the abilities of CSPM with WCPP (a cloud workload protection platform), CASB, a cloud access security broker, and even CNAPP (a cloud-native application protection platform). It saves you the need to learn different platforms and more languages and merge their data into actionable items.
To get a holistic view, you can use web app penetration testing. It’s a black box testing that simulates attacks.
Unlike traditional penetration testing methods and security assessment, which focus on on-premises environments, CloudWize uses an agentless cloud-native approach to test your cloud environment on the biggest cloud service providers such as AWS, Google Cloud, and Azure. The platform analyzes the data from various cloud components and displays them in a single report. The report shows the connections between cloud security, compliance, performance, and even cost. It also offers best practices for cloud optimization. This is a valuable resource for avoiding breaches, maximizing efficiency, and strengthening growth.
By using the CloudWize platform, you’ll be able to optimize your cloud architecture to protect your business. It’s a great way to comprehensively understand your cloud assets and how your cloud security resists attacks. You’ll also be able to use CloudWize’s alerts to detect wasted resources and improve your overall performance. In addition, the platform can provide you with a more holistic view of your entire cloud IT infrastructure, securing gaps between mobile, software-as-a-service, and cloud applications.
There is more, too. The security assessment provided by CloudWize includes the ability to perform cloud vulnerability scanning and web app penetration tests. The reports produced from these tests will help you identify vulnerabilities, determine the effectiveness of security measures, and develop fixes for the affected application. You’ll also be able to see which resources have been compromised. This information can lead to more robust and reliable applications.
As cybersecurity attacks continue to evolve, it’s more important than ever to have the right tools in place to help you protect your multi-cloud environments. You’ll be able to rely on CloudWize to help you protect your company from the latest threats. With CloudWize, you can take your cloud security to the next level, unlocking your organization’s full potential.
On the first of December 2022, CloudWize and Kyndryl entered a strategic partnership to help bring cloud security and compliance to more enterprise companies. Kyndryl chose CloudWize for its vast range of capabilities, which helps achieve a holistic approach to the security of the entire IT infrastructure.
Written by Ido Vapner, CTO at Kyndryl