How CSPM Makes it Easier to Protect Your Cloud Environment and Valuable Assets

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Today, cloud computing has become an essential part of businesses of all sizes. As more and more organizations move critical business functions to the cloud, it has become increasingly important for IT professionals to ensure their cloud environment is secure. As of 2022, 94% of enterprises use cloud services. The cloud provides flexible, scalable, and cost-effective solutions for storage, processing, and access to data. However, it is no surprise that with the increased use of cloud services, security risks have also increased, making protecting your cloud environment and valuable assets more critical than ever. Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) can help organizations navigate these complexities by providing an easily accessible overview of their entire cloud infrastructure’s security posture and actionable steps to remediate potential issues.   

This blog will review how CSPM can make protecting your cloud environment easier while keeping you ahead of cyber threats.   

 

Identifies Security Risks  

CPSM solutions analyze the configuration of an organization’s cloud resources, allowing them to pinpoint security risks within the cloud environment. By detecting misconfigurations, vulnerabilities, and other threats, CSPM solutions deliver detailed reports and recommendations for remediation. This enables organizations to identify and prioritize security risks swiftly, taking prompt action to mitigate them.   

 

Provides Automated Remediation  

CSPM provides a reliable solution for automating the remediation of security issues. Automated remediation can include applying security patches, configuring resources to meet security standards, or even shutting down resources deemed at risk. This eliminates the need for manual intervention, which is known to be time-consuming and prone to errors. With CSPM’s automated remediation, organizations can save time, fix security issues quickly, and achieve a better security posture.   

  

Continuous Monitoring  

CSPM solutions continuously monitor your organization’s cloud environment, detecting changes and assessing their real-time impact on security posture. With this proactive approach, any security issues are identified and addressed promptly, enabling you to respond quickly to any security threats and maintain a strong security posture.   

   

Up to Date Compliance Management   

CSPM can be vital to help organizations adhere to industry standards and regulations for cloud security. CSPM solutions scan cloud resources, detect compliance violations, and provide recommendations for remediation. By using CSPM solutions, organizations can reduce the risk of security breaches and data loss and maintain foolproof regulatory compliance.  

  

Improves Cloud Cost Optimization   

Cloud cost optimization is the process where organizations manage their cloud spending cost-effectively while keeping performance and scalability at a minimum. CSPM solutions go beyond bolstering a company’s security posture. These solutions can also help optimize your cloud costs by identifying and eliminating underutilized resources. This approach empowers organizations to reduce their expenses while enhancing overall security.  

Cloud Security Posture Management provides a comprehensive solution to the various security challenges of cloud computing. By leveraging the power of CSPM, you can ensure that your cloud infrastructure remains secure, compliant, and resilient against the rapidly evolving threat landscape. With advanced capabilities such as continuous monitoring, automated compliance checks, and actionable recommendations, CSPM makes protecting your cloud environment and valuable assets easier.   

 

 

 

 

 

Written by Trent Trader

Trent Trader is a Business Development Representative at AgileBlue, partnering with organizations who are looking for ways to make IT and cybersecurity work. Trent currently resides in Cleveland, OH with his wife and daughter.

May 9, 2023

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