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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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Containers and Container Orchestration

The use of containerized workloads and container orchestration is skyrocketing in the cloud as organizations leverage the ephemeral flexibility and scalability of containerization to feed the rapid improvements of continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) in software development. But new platforms like Kubernetes are introducing new classes of misconfigurations and vulnerabilities to cloud environments faster than security teams can even wrap their arms around how container technology works. According to recent research by AimPoint Group on behalf of StackRox, 40% of organizations today remain at the planning or basic stages of security strategy for container environments, and an additional 19% still have no strategy at all.

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Containers and Container Orchestration

The use of containerized workloads and container orchestration is skyrocketing in the cloud as organizations leverage the ephemeral flexibility and scalability of containerization to feed the rapid improvements of continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) in software development. But new platforms like Kubernetes are introducing new classes of misconfigurations and vulnerabilities to cloud environments faster than security teams can even wrap their arms around how container technology works. According to recent research by AimPoint Group on behalf of StackRox, 40% of organizations today remain at the planning or basic stages of security strategy for container environments, and an additional 19% still have no strategy at all.

Image Source: Adobe Stock(Ralf Gosch)

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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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