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8/15/2019
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7 Biggest Cloud Security Blind Spots

Cloud computing boon is for innovation, yet security organizations find themselves running into obstacles.
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Business-Managed IT

Forget about 'shadow IT' or 'rogue IT.' Tech-buying patterns that have line-of-business stakeholders buying and managing cloud assets are now unblinkingly referred to as 'business-managed IT' by many organizations that see it as a driver for innovation. So says the 'Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey 2019,' which reports over two-thirds of organizations today either encourage or allow business-managed IT.  That's because companies that do so are 52% more likely to beat competitors to market and 38% more likely to provide positive employee experience.
The trouble is that without collaboration from IT or cybersecurity pros, these silos of cloud technology can become huge security blind spots for organizations. These same organizations innovate faster, but the survey also shows they're twice as likely to have multiple areas of security risk exposures.

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Business-Managed IT

Forget about "shadow IT" or "rogue IT." Tech-buying patterns that have line-of-business stakeholders buying and managing cloud assets are now unblinkingly referred to as "business-managed IT" by many organizations that see it as a driver for innovation. So says the "Harvey Nash/KPMG CIO Survey 2019," which reports over two-thirds of organizations today either encourage or allow business-managed IT. That's because companies that do so are 52% more likely to beat competitors to market and 38% more likely to provide positive employee experience.

The trouble is that without collaboration from IT or cybersecurity pros, these silos of cloud technology can become huge security blind spots for organizations. These same organizations innovate faster, but the survey also shows they're twice as likely to have multiple areas of security risk exposures.

Image Source: Adobe Stock (tippapatt)

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9/3/2019 | 10:34:30 AM
Forensics and Visibility
Great summary of a bunch of key research!
The challenges with forensics and visibility, especially in the dynamic and decentralized world of container-based architectures are compounded with new TLS 1.3 encryption, pinned certificates coming from 3rd party APIs and even TLS 1.2 with perfect forward secrecy enabled. 

Security teams must have a way to get decrypted visibility in the cloud so they can do threat hunting, forensic / root cause analysis and passive, out of band inspection. Even DevOps teams increasingly need this for troubleshooting and appPerfMon activities. 

Symmetric Key Intercept is a new, out-of-band decryption technique for the cloud that should be investigated. Instead of creating contorted cloud architectures (like routing all back-end API calls through a front-end MITM set-up), out of band decryption that can handle the new standards provides decrypted visibility in the cloud without sacrificing the benefits that drew you to the cloud in the first place. 
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