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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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Dark Data

Unclassified and unmanaged data - also known as 'dark data' - is a huge problem for most enterprises today, whether that data is on-premises or in the cloud. Organizations struggle to protect dark data due to the fact they can't secure assets they don't know about. According to a recent survey conducted by Vanson Bourne for Veritas, dark data is particularly acute in public cloud environments, where three in five companies say they've classified less than half of their public cloud data.

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Dark Data

Unclassified and unmanaged data also known as "dark data" is a huge problem for most enterprises today, whether that data is on-premises or in the cloud. Organizations struggle to protect dark data due to the fact they can't secure assets they don't know about. According to a recent survey conducted by Vanson Bourne for Veritas, dark data is particularly acute in public cloud environments, where three in five companies say they've classified less than half of their public cloud data.

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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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