What is CSPM and why is it important?

CSPM automates cloud security management across these diverse services:

Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS):

Instant computing infrastructure, provisioned and managed over the internet

Software as a Service (SaaS):

Mechanism for users to connect to and use cloud-based apps over the internet

Platform as a Service (PaaS):

The complete development and deployment environment in the cloud, with resources that enable you to deliver everything from simple cloud-based apps to sophisticated, cloud-enabled enterprise applications

Cloud security posture management solutions provide insight to your IT department with much-needed visibility across your AWS, Azure and Google Cloud environments—all in one place. The most important thing you will want to do is to establish cloud security posture management at the beginning: building security into the strategy upfront versus bolting it on after the fact. Many companies suffer from a similar issue—they have multiple environments that were implemented by multiple providers with no overall strategy in place. These organizations also face a lack of processes and the inability to manage their environments. When IT doesn’t have the right monitoring tools, an organization does not know how vulnerable it is.

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Five steps to achieving successful cloud security posture management.

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