When we talk to CISO’s, they all seem to have three core concerns:
- Identity: who are your users? how are they accessing applications? are we giving them the right access into the organization?
- Device/Network: What devices are people using to access your corporate environment, your data, and your applications.
- Cloud: What are the core threats, and which technologies can organizations deploy to better protect themselves in the cloud?
When it comes to cyberthreats in the cloud, there are three main use cases:
- Compromised Accounts: if you are able to gain access to the username and password of a corporate employee, you can act as if you were that person without their permission.
The technology that’s being used to help prevent compromised accounts is called UEBA (User and Entity Behavior Analytics). With UEBA, organizations are able to understand behavioral patterns and detect anomalies. For example, if you see a sales user with a massive amount of export downloads on their Salesforce account, or a user accessing data from multiple countries within a short timeframe, this may indicate malicious behavior.
- Cloud-Native Malware: This is a new era of malware, and is not just referring to your traditional anti-virus types of malware. These are applications that are granted access through OAuth tokens to programmatic interfaces in your applications. For example, users may grant access to an application through their google credentials and allow that application to access their google account. Some of these applications masquerade as typically sanctioned apps, but are actually malicious, and by granting access, you’ve provided attackers a direct path to your corporate information.
The technology that is being used to solve this issue is Apps Firewall, which gives you the visibility to help discover the applications that are off network, cloud-to-cloud based, or not your traditional applications.
- Data Breach Prevention: Whether it’s Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Payment Credit Card Information (PCI), Intellectual Property, or a number of other assets, every organization has data that they are concerned about.
The technology used to prevent data breaches is referred to as Cloud DLP, which helps to prevent data breaches and oversharing of sensitive data within an organization and with external users.
To learn more, be sure to visit www.cloudlock.com where we have information on additional use cases, as well as a number of other assets on Cloud Cybersecurity.
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