Today’s cloud services offer tremendous value. From Amazon Web Services and Microsoft 365 to Salesforce and Slack, cloud services likely comprise many of the applications and solutions your organization relies on. Yet, as is clear from the headlines, cloud service providers aren’t immune to attack. When they succumb to a breach, it can be disastrous for your digital assets residing in the cloud.
Managing cloud security risk requires efficient strategies and powerful technologies that can deliver greater visibility into the risk profile of assets stored in cloud environments. That’s why, when choosing solutions to better manage cloud security risk, more organizations today turn to BitSight.
Cloud computing has rapidly expanded to include a wide range of functions and business applications. From automatic backup and recovery solutions to communications applications, productivity suites, data analytics and CRM technology, cloud services likely provide some of your organization’s most valued solutions. They also involve some of your most sensitive information. Indeed, trusting cloud providers with sensitive data has almost become a requirement for remaining competitive.
There are several best practices to follow when managing the cloud security risk inherent in working with these service providers.
As the world’s leading Security Ratings Service, BitSight offers a highly effective solution for managing cloud security risk. BitSight Attack Surface Analytics make it easy to get better visibility of the risk hidden across your digital ecosystem, including in the cloud and across various geographies, subsidiaries, and your remote workforce.
In addition to managing cloud security risk, BitSight Attack Surface Analytics enables you to:
The centralized cybersecurity dashboard within BitSight Attack Surface Analytics offers an at-a-glance view of your digital assets in the cloud, broken down by cloud provider, geography, and business unit. You can also assess the corresponding risk associated with each endpoint, enabling you to make fast and strategic decisions about remediation. With a map-based view, your security teams can quickly identify the precise location of a vulnerable asset and determine, for example, whether an AWS instance in China or Germany is misconfigured, enabling faster risk remediation by reducing the time it takes to locate exact risk. BitSight also lets you prioritize remediation efforts by ranking importance of assets by cloud provider.
BitSight Attack Surface Analytics is especially helpful if you have multi-cloud environments. BitSight lets you compare the security posture of multiple instances with a single provider or the security of instances across multiple providers, making it easier to know where to prioritize remediation and training efforts. Security teams can also find cloud instances that don’t adhere to security policies and take action to bring them into alignment.
BitSight is the world’s leading Security Rating Service, enabling organizations to improve security performance management and third-party risk management. By continuously monitoring large pools of objective and independently verifiable data, BitSight generates security ratings that provide a dynamic measurement of the security performance of an organization and its vendors that is correlated with likelihood of experiencing a data breach. With BitSight, organizations can make faster, more strategic decisions about managing cloud security risk as well as cybersecurity policy and third-party risk.
As the most widely adopted Security Ratings solution in the world, BitSight is the choice of 20% of the world’s countries, 25% of Fortune 500 companies, 7 of the top 10 largest cyber insurers, and 4 of the top 5 investment banks.
Cloud security risk is the risk created when organizations store sensitive data in the cloud or rely on cloud service providers for high-stakes business operations. Cloud security risks include data breaches, potential theft of data, compliance violations, malware attacks, and many other cyber security threats and vulnerabilities.
Attack surface analytics is a tool for managing cybersecurity that provides an organization with greater visibility into its attack surface, the vulnerabilities within its digital ecosystem, and the risks associated with those exposures.
Security ratings provide an objective, verifiable measurement of the security performance of an organization and its vendors. Unlike internal security monitoring, security ratings are based on externally available information and are produced without knowledge of internal security programs. Security ratings may be affected by data concerning compromised systems, diligence in following security best practices, behavior of employees, and information about publicly disclosed data breaches.