The Ultimate Guide to Cloud Security Automation

This eBook outlines how to a take a multi-faceted approach to automating cloud security — layer-by-layer. Get details on automation best practices across a variety of services and operational layers within a typical cloud environment, including:

  • CSPM: Teams can automate Cloud Security Posture Management by defining risks within cloud configurations and automatically scanning for and addressing them using security automation tools.
  • Cloud workload protection: By identifying risks that may affect cloud workloads, you can automatically scan for and vulnerabilities within applications running in the cloud.
  • Lifecycle management: Large-scale cloud environments could include thousands of different identities and entitlements that constantly change. Automating cloud identity lifecycle management is the only way to keep ahead of risks within your identity configurations.
  • Automated threat hunting: When you use security automation tools to perform threat hunting, you free yourself from the two main barriers to effective threat hunting: a shortage of in-house cybersecurity expertise and an inability to apply outside threat intelligence reports to your environment.
  • Alert remediation: Automation saves your team from drowning in security alerts. When you manage alerts automatically by sorting them according to which systems they affect, their priority level, and similar criteria, your engineers know which ones actually matter.
  • Toil reduction: Put simply, automation means less toil – which, in turn, means higher morale and more time for your team to focus on doing things that drive value, as opposed to responding to endless security alerts.
  • Citizen security: Taking full advantage of cloud security automation requires putting automation tooling into the hands of everyone in your organization, not just technical experts.