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The Essential Guide to CSPM: Improve Your Cloud Security Posture

With 175 different services available on AWS alone, many enterprises are struggling to protect their large and increasingly complex cloud environments. To operate efficiently at scale, you need to continuously find and fix security issues across your entire cloud infrastructure. That’s where the concept of Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) comes into play.

To bring you up to speed, Aqua just released a guide that dives into this topic and explains why CSPM is key to efficiently navigate cloud security challenges.

Introducing the Essential Guide to CSPM

As the adoption of public clouds continues to grow, so do security risks within these environments. While taking advantage of multi-cloud architectures, enterprises are overwhelmed by the sheer number of configurations, and each of them creates a security risk. Even a single misconfiguration in one service can lead to a serious data breach and expose millions of customer records. Moreover, the rapid pace of cloud change makes human errors almost inevitable. In such environment, there’s no way to fix all the potential security gaps manually, especially at scale.

Tackling these unique cloud security risks requires a comprehensive and automated approach. Aqua’s new Essential Guide to Cloud Security Posture Management explains the cloud misconfigurations problem by delving into the growing challenges organizations face within their cloud infrastructure. To provide context, it explores many factors impacting security, such as dynamic nature of the cloud, complex environment, multi-cloud trend, intensifying compliance requirements, and more.

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You'll also find an overview of the approaches that can mitigate these risks. By showing how manual and cloud provider tools fail to meet the demands of these fast-paced environments, the guide spells out the need for a novel approach. As the most efficient solution, it presents a new cloud security category, Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM), examining why it has become essential to adequately address security risks across your IaaS stack.

The idea behind CSPM is simple – to automate the security of configurations across clouds. To meet the needs of changing environments, CSPM enables you to automatically detect, assess, and remediate configuration and compliance issues across multiple cloud accounts and providers, no matter how many you use. With flexible and transparent remediation options, CSPM quickly detects and prevents misconfigurations from being exploited by threat actors.

We also dig deeper into how CSPM works and why you need such capabilities as multi-cloud visibility, auto-remediation and compliance reporting. Finally, the guide introduces you to Aqua CSPM – a robust CSPM solution designed to continually scan your entire public cloud infrastructure for security risks across hundreds of configuration settings and compliance best practices.

Next Steps

Securing public cloud infrastructure presents many challenges. With the dynamics of the cloud, to find each misconfiguration is like trying to find a moving needle in a massive haystack. To protect your cloud assets, you need to leverage the benefits of the CSPM approach to automate the tracking and fixing of security risks. By having full visibility into all your cloud accounts, you can quickly handle misconfigurations to ensure a secure and compliant cloud infrastructure at any given moment.

For a deep dive into CSPM, explore the full Essential Guide to Cloud Security Posture Management

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Gregg Ogden

Gregg Ogden is a Senior Product Marketing Manager at Aqua. He is a seasoned marketing professional with established success in multiple business-to-business roles. He has worked for a variety of technology companies spanning end-point data security to multi-computer technologies over his 20+ year career. Gregg is always looking for new ways to highlight the obvious and not-so obvious worth of the products and services he represents. In his spare time, Gregg is an avid downhill skier in winter and an experienced motorcyclist in summer.

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