Take Your Cloud Security Posture to the Next Level
Stop piecemealing your cybersecurity program together with disparate tools that return too much data with little or no context. Tenable One for cloud security gives you a unified, single view of your modern attack surface so you can proactively address risks across all of your cloud environments.
Unified Cloud Security Posture Management
Modern organizations operate across highly complex, distributed environments. As the attack surface expands and applications quickly spin up and down in the cloud, it can be increasingly difficult to get a handle on all of the risks across your threat landscape. These issues are further complicated by the lingering impact of disparate resources and tools designed to help secure your environments but instead return data that’s hard to digest and apply to your real-world work environments.
If these issues weren’t difficult enough to overcome, with a shortage of cybersecurity professionals around the globe, many teams struggle to get the right people in the right position to ensure they’re on top of emerging risks and new vulnerabilities.
But, getting comprehensive insight across all of your attack surface—even across multi-cloud environments—doesn’t have to overwhelm your teams. By implementing unified cloud security posture management, your security professionals can more effectively get visibility into all of your cloud assets, reduce risk, improve compliance, and proactively remediate misconfigurations and other security issues.
In this CSPM data sheet, learn more about how you can:
- Speed up cloud adoption and meet compliance requirements
- Unify cloud security across your vulnerability management teams, cloud security architects and engineers, and developers and DevOps engineers
- Automate drift detection and orchestrate remediation
- Build cloud-security best practices into your DevSecOps workflows
Cloud Security Posture Management Insights
Vulnerability Management from Cloud to Code: Your Guide to Modern CSPMs
As your cloud environments become more complex and dynamic, it can be difficult to get visibility into all of the vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and other security issues. Many teams also get bogged down in reactive security measures, stuck in a loop of addressing exposures after deployment, instead of proactively seeking those out while still in development.
So, how do you get complete and continuous visibility into all of your assets, including those in the cloud, so you can seek out and remediate issues before attackers take advantage of them? This is where CSPM plays an important role in your exposure management strategy. By employing CSPM, your teams can effectively extend vulnerability management from code to the cloud.
This eBook explores how you can fully secure your cloud environments, find and fix software flaws and discover and remediate identity compromises and misconfiguration issues across your software development lifecycle—and even down your supply chain.
Read on to learn more about:
- How to secure infrastructure as code (IaC)
- How to remediate in IaC
- What to look for in a CSPM solution
Efficiently Orchestrate Remediation to Achieve DevSecOps
Modern security teams are becoming more integrated. While breaking down traditional silos that previously hindered much-need visibility and contextual data is critical to effective exposure management, it can still be challenging to manage the security workflow across a constantly changing attack surface, especially with the pace of acceleration in cloud environments.
Legacy vulnerability management practices aren’t enough to secure the cloud; however, cloud security posture management can help teams put automation to work to effectively find and fix security issues throughout the software development lifecycle, without slowing development and before issues exist in runtime.
So, how can you identify and remediate these issues before deployment? That’s where infrastructure as code (IaC) steps in. With a shift-left away from focusing purely on remediating issues reactively in runtime, IaC is a proactive approach to discovering and fixing security issues before production.
This white paper explores how your teams can leverage orchestrated remediation for DevSecOps with confidence. Read more to learn about:
- IaC benefits
- The benefits of shifting left
- The differences between unsupervised and supervised remediation
Enterprise Guide to Policy as Code
As more organizations embrace cloud-native architecture, questions emerge about how to effectively ensure security best practices are embedded into constantly changing systems. If you’re using traditional vulnerability management practices built for on-prem IT, then you may have significant security gaps in your cloud environment.
How can your organization ensure that security is integrated into your software development lifecycle so your teams can move away from reactive measures to proactive exposure management for the cloud? This white paper takes a closer look at policy as code (PaC) and explores how you can effectively apply it to your SDLC and ensure compliance with your security requirements.
Read more to learn about how to:
- Enforce security and operational policies early in design
- Use policy as code to find security issues and identify risks
- Ensure compliance with policies in runtime
Creating a Culture to Significantly Improve Your Organization’s Security Posture
The SANS 2022 DevSecOps Survey is an annual lookback at progress organizations have made to improve security posture along with operational effectiveness. This includes insight into how to align best practices into development, security and operations teams, ensuring abilities to secure multiple cloud environments at scale.
This report, sponsored by Tenable, takes a closer look at the shift from on-prem applications to the cloud and how the DevSecOps landscape is changing. It also explores how a growing number of organizations are employing CSPM into their cloud-hosting environments such as Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform (GCP), as well as how organizations are securing multiple cloud environments and automating compliance functions.
Read on to learn more about:
- Automated compliance
- DevOps best practices
- How to secure container services
Tenable Cloud Security Coffee Break Series
Cloud security is constantly changing to keep pace with the evolving threat landscape. There's no better way to keep up-to-date than Tenable's biweekly Cloud Security Coffee Break Series. Every two weeks, the Coffee Series delves into technical discussion focusing on the ways your organization can effectively address cloud security challenges and how Tenable Cloud Security can help.
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Tenable Community: Your Go-To Resource for Cloud Security Posture Management
If you have questions about CSPM, Tenable Community is a great place to connect with others who have similar interests and want to learn more about building effective cloud security programs and how to mature existing cloud security measures.
Here are some sample conversations happening now:
CNAPP: What Is It and Why Is It Important for Security Leaders?
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Key 2022 Data for Cloud Security and More
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Frequently Asked Questions about CSPM
Are you new to cloud security posture management? Do you have questions about CSPM but not sure where to start? Check out some of these commonly asked questions to learn more.
What is cloud security?
What is cloud security posture management (CSPM)?
Why is cloud security posture management important?
What are some key CSPM capabilities?
What are some CSPM benefits?
What’s the role of automation in cloud security posture management?
What is a cloud security misconfiguration?
What is policy as code?
What is infrastructure as code (IaC)?
What is runtime?
What is security as code (SaC)?
What is remediation as code (RaC)?
What is drift as code (DaC)?
What is a cloud workload protection platform (CWPP)?
What is a cloud access security broker (CASB)?
What is a cloud-native application protection program (CNAPP)?
How are CSPM and CNAPP related?
What is SaaS security posture management (SSPM)?
What’s the difference between CSPM and SSPM?
What is a CNSP?
How to Choose a Modern CSPM Tool to Reduce Your Cloud Infrastructure Risk
As more organizations embrace the cloud, especially with the growing number that moved to remote teams during the pandemic, security and compliance teams are trying to keep up with managing cloud risks. Cloud security posture management is a tool that can help. With automated detection, teams can ramp up their abilities to detect and fix cloud security and compliance issues, especially for those developed and deployed in the cloud.
While CSPM initially had much-focus on finding and fixing exposures in runtime, along with monitoring for drift, it’s becoming increasingly necessary to shift left and also give much-needed attention to security throughout the entire software development lifecycle—from code to cloud.
But, with many CSPM solutions on the market, how do you know which is best for your organization?
First, look for a cloud security solution that enables your teams to do four key things:
Secure infrastructure as code (IaC)
Ask questions such as:
- Which types of IaC are supported?
- How many predefined policies are available?
- Which compliance and security standards are supported?
Monitor infrastructure configurations in runtime
Ask questions such as:
- Which runtime environments are supported?
- Does the solution identify resource creation or termination relative to a secure baseline defined through IaC?
- Does the solution identify changes to the configuration of a resource from its definition in the IaC baseline?
Remediate through IaC with IaC serving as a single source of truth
Ask questions such as:
- When a change is made in runtime, does the solution automatically generate the code to resolve the issue?
- Does the solution programmatically create pull or merge requests with the code update the IaC and remediate the drift created in runtime?
In addition to these key areas, look for a cloud security posture management solution that will:
- Programmatically detect and resolve misconfigurations during development via IaC
- Maintain security posture in runtime
- Have these four key capabilities:
- Policy as code
- Security as code
- Remediation as code
- Drift as code
Continuous Security Posture and Risk Management of Infrastructure-as-Code
For most cloud-native applications, a traditional approach to cloud security focused on discovering infrastructure-related vulnerabilities such as policy violations and cloud-resource misconfigurations after deployment. Yet, doing so inherently introduces unnecessary cyber risks into your cloud environment. Once these issues happen in runtime, there is an increased chance an attacker could exploit them.
The alternative and much-more proactive solution is to seek out and resolve these security issues early in the software development lifecycle and then continuously monitor after deployment.
So, how do you do this? It begins with integrating cloud security from an infrastructure as code perspective so you can more effectively see and address your risks from coding and integration and from delivery through deployment.
With Tenable One, for example, you can detect and remediate security risks even before provisioning your public cloud infrastructure for cloud-native applications. From there, it can also help prevent vulnerabilities or other security issues from occurring in IaC. Then, after development, it can be used to detect any changes to your cloud environment, and then update source code so application updates don’t create new vulnerabilities.
Proactively Address and Manage Your Cloud Security Risks
Tenable One will empower your cloud security teams with a unified view of all of your cloud assets and their related vulnerabilities so you can understand where you’re exposed to cloud risks, anticipate the attack consequences, and then effectively remediate issues and communicate risks across your organization for better decision-making.
Cloud Security Posture Management Blog Bytes
Most modern organizations now have a cloud-first strategy. With that, what was once a lengthy process to deploy new applications can now be done with just a few commands. And while that creates a number of operational benefits and efficiencies, it also introduces new risks your security team must be prepared to seek out, act upon, and continuously manage. This blog takes a closer look at security defined as code and why it should be an integral part of your cybersecurity program.
During a Tenable webinar, attendees were asked about their cloud security practices, revealing that almost 50% use a combination of hybrid cloud, on-prem, and multi-cloud environments, yet less than 35% currently have a cloud security posture management solution in production. This blog takes a closer look at some of the top issues in cybersecurity, including exploring if cyber concerns will still hamper cloud value and remain an obstacle.
Legacy cloud security posture management practices have long focused on finding and remediating security issues in runtime, which creates increased opportunities for attackers to exploit them. To manage your cloud environments more effectively, it’s necessary to shift left and think about integrating cloud security into your entire SDLC. This blog takes a closer look at ways your DevOps teams can find and fix vulnerabilities and misconfigurations early and monitor them for changes post-deployment.
CSPM On Demand
5 Must Haves for Hybrid-Cloud Security
Modern attack surfaces are complex and finding the best way to manage all your risks most effectively is challenging. It’s especially for teams that must secure and protect environments that span on-prem, in the cloud, multi-cloud, and hybrid. As your attack surface expands, it’s more complicated and legacy vulnerability management practices won’t reduce risk as much as you need. The alternative? Building a hybrid-cloud security strategy that addresses today’s risks.
In this webinar, learn more about:
- Some of the key lessons learned from public-cloud security models
- Applying the five pillars of hybrid cloud security
- What your teams should think about for creating secure hybrid-cloud apps
Scaling Cloud Adoption without Sacrificing Security Standards
This webinar brings together cloud security industry experts from AWS and Tenable to take a closer look at some of the challenges created by the rapid acceleration of digital transformation, including the shift from on-prem solutions to the cloud. Unfortunately, many teams are still using legacy vulnerability management practices that just don’t work well in the cloud and leaves organizations with a limited view of their security posture.
In this webinar, learn more about:
- Challenges organizations face when scaling cloud adoption
- The meaning of “secure by design” in the cloud
- How to design and deliver a collaborative and effective cloud security program
When It Comes to Effective Cloud Security, Sharing is Caring
The success of cloud security initiatives relies on efficient cross-team collaboration, insight and action. Yet, historically security, development and operations teams have been distributed and siloed. That makes it difficult for these teams to focus on what matters most, resolve security issues quickly and early, and scale with the velocity and impact necessitated by modern business today. So, what do you do? This webinar takes a deeper dive into building an effective, scalable and affordable security strategy.
Watch to learn more about:
- Which key cloud security capabilities you should have to implement security baselines and scale cloud adoption
- How to improve cross-team engagement and utilize IaC
- Why your CSPM solution should encompass IaC
Unified Cloud Security Posture and Vulnerability Management
As cloud environments become more dynamic and complex, security teams face challenges with knowing what all their cloud assets are, who’s using them, and what they’re being used for. Without this insight, it’s hard to know which vulnerabilities and security weaknesses need your attention. And, if your teams are manually tracking these assets, it’s nearly impossible to keep an accurate inventory. If you don’t know what you have, especially in the cloud, how can you secure it?
Tenable One enables your organization to embrace and accelerate cloud adoption strategies with confidence you’re meeting cloud security and compliance requirements. In fact, all within a single platform, Tenable One creates a unified view of your attack surface, enabling exposure management that combines risk-based vulnerability management, web app security, cloud security, identity security and attack surface management in one solution.
Here are a few benefits of the exposure management platform:
Find Drift, Stop Deployment Issues
Continuously track configuration drift between IaC code repositories and cloud runtime, including insight into code changes and pull requests to remediate or update source code.
See all of your assets across your clouds and within repositories in a unified view with associated vulnerabilities, misconfigurations and other security issues.
Prioritization and Remediation
Risk-based scoring with asset criticality and threat severity reduces noise by a factor of 23:1 and prioritizes remediation based true exposure risk to your business.
Tenable One can ensure ongoing compliance with mandates, including 100% detection of cloud-to-cloud and code-to-cloud drift.