Adopting the public cloud is both a challenge and an opportunity for security professionals. It’s an opportunity because it means a blank slate where mistakes of the past, that you might have been living with for years, can be overcome with a fresh security architecture. At the same time, it is a challenge because the cloud introduces some entirely new security challenges, and changes how you should approach others.
When it comes to the public cloud permissions model, which determines the access paths between users and resources, there are four key differences from traditional data center environments that can have drastic security implications if not addressed properly from the beginning.
These challenges have all led to the emergence of a new product category: Cloud Infrastructure Entitlement Management (CIEM). A CIEM is a permission security platform designed to mitigate the risk of data breaches in public clouds due to excessive permissions. CIEM products work hand-in-hand with Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) tools, which cover the configuration of cloud services. Together, these products comprehensively address security posture risk in the public cloud.
How big is this problem? Gartner predicts that by 2023, IAM misconfigurations will account for a whopping 75 percent of public cloud security incidents. Zscaler CIEM can help accelerate your cloud adoption by reducing risks related to IAM misconfiguration. I’d encourage you to reach out to take a closer look at CIEM and the broader Zscaler Cloud Protection portfolio.
Read more about CIEM:
Blog: Entitlements: The Most Overlooked Risk in the Public Cloud
Blog: CIEM vs. CSPM: Which is Better for Reducing Public Cloud Risk?