Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) is a category defined by Gartner to address the growing needs of public cloud IaaS and PaaS services to address the challenges of misconfiguration. According to Gartner, nearly all successful attacks on cloud services are the result of customer misconfiguration, mismanagement, and mistakes. A single misconfiguration can expose hundreds of thousands of systems or highly sensitive data to the public internet.
If you consider how rapidly organizations are increasing their cloud footprint, ensuring compliance with the different compliance standards can get challenging very quickly. Here at Fugue, we aim to make compliance easy, so in this blog, we are going to break down the complexities associated with SOC 2 compliance.
Fugue is excited to announce support for AWS GovCloud. This enables public sector customers to leverage public cloud resources while remaining compliant. Our product supports AWS GovCloud regions which meets specific regulatory and compliance requirements for US government agencies such FedRAMP High and ITAR.
As organizations increase their cloud footprint, gaining visibility into their cloud resources becomes an arduous but essential task. It is critical to understand how your cloud resources are provisioned and configured as well as identifying any misconfigurations. Many security and compliance teams address these needs by working with system architects to manually create architecture diagrams for reporting based on cloud console configuration settings, log records, and AWS Config data. This process is tedious and time consuming and not scalable for enterprises with large cloud workloads.
At Fugue, we are obsessed with infrastructure baselines and especially with how they are utilized to correct cloud resource misconfiguration and drift—the leading cause of cloud-based data breaches. Baselines are a relatively new concept, so we thought an informative blog post about baselines, what they are, why organizations need them, and how organizations can get started with baselines, would be a great introduction to baselines. So let’s get started.
PCI compliance. You’ve heard about it. You need it, but you are not quite sure what it's about and what’s involved to achieve PCI compliance for the cloud. In this blog, we are delving deeper into PCI compliance: the requirements that are relevant for organizations in the cloud, which organizations should be concerned with PCI, and how to achieve PCI compliance for your cloud infrastructure.
For any organization that deals with payment transactions online, Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance is mandatory. PCI DSS standards apply to all entities that store, process, or transmit cardholder data and are intended to thwart the theft of cardholder information that could happen anywhere in the card-processing ecosystem.
Lured by the promise of scalability, cost benefits, innovation and business growth, organizations are rapidly embracing the cloud for their IT resources and processing. In fact, Gartner predicts that by 2025, 80 percent of enterprises will have shut down their traditional data center in favor of cloud, versus 10% today.
All humans make mistakes and some of those mistakes could lead to security breaches. According to Gartner, through 2023 at least 99% of cloud security failures will be the customer’s fault. Many of these successful cyber-attacks will be a result of hackers preying on the vulnerabilities of human weakness to successfully gain access to an organization’s infrastructure and networks wreaking havoc and damage.
In last week’s blog we discussed the Shared Responsibility Model and how it affects enterprises’ cloud security. Based on the Shared Responsibility Model, organizations are responsible for security in the cloud, which includes how they configure and use the resources provided by the cloud service providers. Falling within this realm are cloud resource configurations. Cloud configurations are complex and if not implemented correctly, can increase the risk of a data breach.
The Fugue SaaS platform secures the entire cloud development lifecycle—from infrastructure as code through the cloud runtime. Fugue empowers cloud engineering and security teams to prove continuous compliance, build security into cloud development, and eliminate cloud misconfiguration.