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Last October, Okta, the $1.8 billion identity and access management (IAM) giant, revealed that it had been targeted in a complex and multifaceted cybersecurity attack that exposed vulnerabilities in the company’s digital identity security. The attack highlights the risks associated with managing sensitive user data. It also demonstrates the necessity of robust digital SaaS identity
Hackers are all diabolical geniuses, clad in hoodies, who sneak past our best defenses like ninjas… or not. Their job is actually a bit dull. Most hacking involves automated software looking for easy break-ins enabled by security misconfigurations. 11% of successful breaches result from cloud misconfigurations. These mishaps are not just widespread but deceptively dangerous.
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The word “compliance” is one of those migraine triggers you probably don’t want to hear at work. It sounds simple: all you must do is adhere to relevant regulations or frameworks. However, compliance is a recurring workload that usually involves auditors, certifications, and laborious processes. SaaS compliance can be particularly challenging because you have little
Introduction In the ever-evolving landscape of cyber threats, the financial services sector has recently encountered a series of sophisticated attacks. This article delves into three notable incidents, underscoring the pivotal role of third-party applications in these breaches. First American’s System Shutdown The cyberattack on First American, a leading title insurance provider, led to a significant
The classic 1960s TV comedy “Get Smart” featured a fictitious spy agency called CONTROL locked in an unending battle against a devious enemy. Even at that time, when a small computer was about the size of three Coke machines, the concept of control was top of mind. Today, as we experience a deluge of devastating
Have you ever experienced typing your data into a form on a SaaS app, hitting “Save,” and then thinking, “Hey, wait…where did my data just go?”. We’re so thrilled with the convenience, speed, and economy of SaaS applications that we forget we’re storing some of our most sensitive data in the SaaS vendor’s cloud. Data
MongoDB, a leading database management system, recently experienced a significant security incident. On December 16, 2023, MongoDB reported unauthorized access to their corporate systems, resulting in the exposure of customer account metadata and contact information. This breach occurred despite MongoDB’s robust security measures and highlights the ever-present risks in managing and securing data in any
It’s December 2023, and unauthorized users are still accessing staging environments without being noticed. Don’t believe me? Check out the report New Relic shared regarding the latest attack on their environment. Wait, who is New Relic? New Relic is a software company that provides observability solutions for cloud-based businesses. The company’s platform helps businesses collect,
You can’t spell SharePoint without “share.” This word represents the best and worst that this enduring, top-rated platform offers. Used by hundreds of millions of people worldwide, Microsoft SharePoint natively integrates into the Microsoft 365 system and is renowned for its custom intranet portals, document repositories, and team collaboration spaces. Nearly 65% of Sharepoint customers
Napoleon would have made a great hacker. Now the subject of a historical action thriller, the Emperor once allegedly said, “Never interfere with the enemy while he is in the process of making a mistake.” So it goes in cybersecurity, as well. Some of the worst data breaches occur because of simple mistakes in configuration.
Introduction- What is ServiceNow? ServiceNow, uniquely positioned as both a Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), offers a versatile digital workflow platform. Key applications include IT Service Management (ITSM) for automating IT services, IT Operations Management (ITOM) for infrastructure optimization, IT Asset Management (ITAM) for asset tracking, Service Desk and Customer Support for efficient issue resolution,
Have you ever woken up at 2:00 AM, worried if your company’s most sensitive data was safe? Or perhaps you worried about whether you did everything required to protect privacy laws and avoid unimaginable violations. From HR to finance departments, companies run most of their workloads on third-party software. While there is no turning back
Suridata Named Most Innovative in SaaS Security IN 11th Cyber Defense Magazine’s Annual InfoSec Awards during CyberDefenseCon 2023 New York, New York – October 26, 2023 – Suridata is proud to announce we have been named the winner for the Most Innovative in SaaS Security award from Cyber Defense Magazine (CDM), the industry’s leading
Software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications are a growing attack surface for hackers. Without the right tools, though, they can be hard to defend. This paper offers five steps to reducing SaaS risks, including tightly managing inventories and identities, tracking SaaS activities, tracing the location and status of SaaS data, controlling SaaS apps and their configurations, and quickly
First, Some Definitions Security posture, in general, is about how well an organization is prepared to defend itself against cyber threats. Typically, posture amounts to being able to detect threats and respond to them effectively—and quickly. In specific terms, security posture deals with guarding networks and protecting an organization against malware, ransomware, denial of service
Last month, a new SaaS ransomware had been seen “in the wild” for the first time. The attack, which affected Microsoft SharePoint software, did not come from a compromised endpoint. This fact has alarmed SaaS security experts. Nor is it good news for security managers. However, there are ways to defend against such threats.
The nature of SaaS applications creates multiple hidden risks for hackers to burrow into. While each SaaS vendor takes ownership for securing its own infrastructure, you are responsible for implementing the security controls across your ecosystem. Suridata fortifies your security posture by sniffing out those threats, mapping their risk potential, and laying out the steps
A brief overview of SaaS security SaaS applications have a distinctive risk profile. They’re comparable to but different from other kinds of digital assets. A SaaS app typically contains sensitive or valuable corporate data, but it can be accessed from virtually anywhere on any kind of device. Controls over user access are therefore critical to
What is SASE? The “E” in SASE is the key to understanding what it’s all about. E is for edge. SASE enables endpoints, such as mobile devices or Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to connect securely to applications and data at the edge. The user does not have to connect through a data center, which
Who is responsible for securing digital assets in the public cloud, the customer, or the cloud service provider (CSP)? Most of the time, it’s both. CSPs require their customers to agree to what’s known as a Shared Security Model, sometimes called the Shared Responsibility Model. In this approach to cloud cybersecurity, the CSP is responsible
Software as a service (SaaS) radically reduces the challenges to adopting enterprise scale applications – but with these benefits come new security issues you need to be aware of. For example, when you use SaaS applications you place your data in the hand of third party outside your organization and allow them to access it.
How CASBs work and why enterprises use them The CASB has been around for a decade. It came into existence to help security managers deal with risk exposure from SaaS that did not exist when apps and data were only on-premises. Traditional firewalls can do little to protect SaaS apps and data. Indeed, with SaaS
What is SaaS compliance? To understand what SaaS compliance is, it’s worth stepping back and considering the relationship between technology and compliance in general. While certain kinds of compliance are not specifically about technology at all, such as financial controls in Sarbanes-Oxley, in reality nearly every aspect of compliance connects to some type of information
SaaS Security Posture Management (SSPM) is an essential cybersecurity workload that is a collection of tools, peoples, processes and policies, that is the sum total of an organizations ability to detect threats to SaaS apps and respond to them. The SSPM solution must have a view into the entire SaaS stack with visibility into SaaS
SaaS is software, but its security parameters are different from those of traditional, on-premises software. A SaaS app is cloud-based, with access rights that are sometimes unclear. Third-party integrations can create vulnerabilities, as well. And, governance of SaaS apps can be spotty or nonexistent—especially when “shadow IT” takes over and business units purchase SaaS for
SaaS apps expose users to significant security risks if they are not well defended. Between the shared security model, the broad potential for misconfiguration and poor access controls, among many other risk factors, SaaS needs strong countermeasures to stay secure. The foundational CIA Triad (Confidentiality, Integrity, and Availability) and MITRE ATT&CK Model of attacker behavior
What Is a Secret? For GitHub users, the word “secret” has a meaning that’s distinct from the general understanding of the word. In the context of GitHub and software development, a secret is any kind of private information, such as a token, password, or private authentication used by a service provider to enable interactions between
It’s easy to understand why SaaS is so popular. The technology frees customers from many of the total cost of ownership of provisioning and supporting software and infrastructure. At the same time, SaaS also exposes its customers to new types of risk, especially from third-party integrations using SaaS plugins. SaaS Plugins: What They Are and
A Growing Area of Risk Exposure The scale of SaaS activity is one reason why risks can be such a challenge with SaaS apps. According to Vendr.com, the average organization uses 130 SaaS apps.Each app has hundreds of unique controls and settings that are subject to adjustment at will. Users have expectations for SaaS apps