Continuous Security: A Necessity on Cloud

Infrastructure changes in the cloud usualy happen very briskly and are often performed by many. With this freedom, agility and elasticity provided by a cloud infrastructure, security audits can’t be just a quarterly, monthly or even weekly activity. Continuous monitoring can help you proactively identify and measure risks posed to critical systems and data on an ongoing basis versus through periodic assessment or snapshots. Need more reasons? Here they are:

  1. Multiple Teams Using Cloud Need Centralized Security 
    With cloud being used across multiple teams across different business units, it is important to have a centralized security system. This will help companies achieve a common security and compliance for their business without dealing with the point in time cloud security for each team or unit.
  2. Dynamic Provisioning Mandates Continuous Cloud Security
    Almost all the companies have automated their cloud infrastructure provisioning using scrpited automation. With these automations implemented by different engineers across different units it’s important to have a continuous cloud security scanner that can discover the new cloud infrastructure.
  3. Too Many Services and Configuration Changes Require Continuous Monitoring
    Major public clouds like AWS have more than 60 services. There can be configuration changes within multiple cloud services across multiple geographical locations. These changes can be initiated by a human or even through code (APIs)!

So, how does one achieve continuous security? The answer is simple — automate it! Intelligent cloud management platforms like Botmetric Security & Compliance can help in easily automating security best practice checks for your cloud infrastructure. To know more about how you can automate your cloud security best practice and get continuous security compliance click here.

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