To protect your organization from threats and ensure that the data in clouds remains safe many companies use a tool like CNAPP for Security which provides protection for all types of applications running on top-level servers or databases through scanning capabilities as well increased visibility into what’s happening within each application–including any potential vulnerabilities before they become actively harmful.
Technology has developed at an incredible pace, and so too have the risks associated with it. Cloud security solutions are one way in which you can gain some assurance for your organization’s data – but they’re not always great enough. What CNAPP features do you use?
Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM)
A cloud security posture management (CSPM) solution is designed to detect and prevent misconfigurations that lead toward exposure of clouds resources, such as private data stored on public infrastructures.
CSPM solutions also ensure industry regulations are followed along with compliance mandates for a healthy environment within your company’s IT space. If something isn’t compliant then it’ll receive alerts so you can address those issues quickly before they grow into larger problems down the road.
Infrastructure-as-Code (IaC) Scanning
The idea behind IaC scanning is that you are automatically testing your cloud infrastructure configuration files for any errors or vulnerabilities. You can use this tool while developing code, but it’s also launched at various points in the CI/CD pipeline to make sure things stay safe and secure before moving forward with deploys.
Cloud Workload Protection Platform (CWPP)
There’s a lot going on in your cloud infrastructure that can be vulnerable to cyber threats. CWPP solutions are designed with the goal of protecting workloads from security risks, including VM and database services as well kubernetes containers or API access through any service provider who offers it – even if they don’t offer protection themselves.
Cloud Service Network Security (CSNS)
Cloud service network security software solutions provide a variety of mechanisms to protect your cloud infrastructure in real time. One way is by using web application firewalls (WAF) or web APIs and app protection, which are both capable at disrupting attacks from outside sources like hackers who want access for malicious purposes as well preventing them on entering through legitimate means such that they cannot succeed with their mission if there’s any attempt made against it.
Kubernetes Security Posture Management (KSPM)
In the new world of cloud infrastructure, containers are being used to automate software deployments and manage applications. Kubernetes security posture management (KSMP) tools help developers stay secure while they work with this system; these provide scanning for misconfiguration or vulnerabilities in your environment as well monitoring it all so you know when something has changed – like if an alerts went off because someone hacked into one cluster. KSPM offers:
- The Kubernetes environment is scanned for vulnerabilities and misconfigurations that may lead to security issues. These findings are reported back so they can be fixed before hackers take advantage of them.
- Minimizing user errors, Service Level Agreements (SLAs), monitoring the environment and more to ensure that you’re providing a great customer experience.
Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM)
Cloud infrastructure entitlement management (CIEM) helps you manage permissions and rights across your cloud environment, including those for multi-cloud setups. It typically enforces the principle of least privilege to ensure that only necessary access is granted on resources. CIEM can also detect misconfigurations such as users or roles having unnecessary permission when they should only have read privileges; this reduces risk in environments where private data may be accessible by others unless it’s backed up securely elsewhere first.
Integration to Software Development Activities
If you’re not using a cloud-native application protection platform, then your production operations are at risk. For example, if an issue arises in the infrastructure during testing and development stages it can cause serious problems for customers who depend on that app’s functionality. A CNAPP will detect any potential bugs before they become major issues by running static analysis tests like those done with KSPM or CSPM.
A powerful way to protect against these kinds of vulnerabilities would be investing some time into designing efficient CI/CD pipelines which incorporate automated scan processes against various types vulnerable code paths throughout all layers (including end user applications).