Bitglass and the Rise of Cloud Security Posture Management

This post was originally published here by Sophia Zheng.

As companies begin moving data from on-premises solutions to the cloud, the need to protect sensitive information and prevent data breaches becomes increasingly important. On top of this, many companies must also adhere to certain compliance frameworks, such as the CIS Benchmark, HIPAA, and PCI DSS. While meeting these challenges can be highly difficult if the proper tools are not in place, Bitglass makes the journey to cybersecurity and regulatory compliance pain free.

Bitglass’ cloud security posture management (CSPM) capabilities provide the continuous assessment and compliance monitoring that companies need when migrating to the cloud. Bitglass is able to scrutinize the configuration of cloud storage accounts like those of AWS, Azure, and GCP around the clock, searching for inconsistencies with standards like the CIS Benchmark, HIPAA, and PCI DSS.

Companies who use Bitglass are able to see which specific aspects of their cloud accounts are misconfigured – they are also given the remediation steps that they can take to become policy compliant. On its IaaS (infrastructure as a service) dashboard, Bitglass provides a high-level overview of identified risks, such as the total number of public buckets in AWS, and the ability to track issues over time. This is critical as it allows organizations to determine whether they are improving, regressing, or stagnating in their cloud security posture.

While some organizations see the cloud as an environment that is inherently unsafe for corporate data, this is simply not the case. Rather, protecting cloud-based tools like AWS simply requires new kinds of security solutions. When organizations adopt these solutions, SaaS and IaaS offerings alike can be even more safe than traditional, premises-based tools.

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