Cloud Compliance for Financial Companies Requires a Merger of Three Disciplines

Posted by Amber Picotte on 11/1/18 8:40 AM

With weightier compliance penalties, ever-deepening cybercrime, and rapid adoption rates of public or hybrid cloud, financial services companies must pay closer attention to cloud compliance and stop treating it in a vacuum.

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Topics: CIS Benchmark, cloud monitoring, continuous monitoring, cloud compliance

How Osquery Helps Secure Your Cloud with These Two Critical CIS Benchmark Controls

Posted by Matt Hathaway on 9/6/18 9:09 AM

Two of the 6 basic security controls, according to the Center for Internet Security, are focused on the current state of your assets. Assessing the state of your assets has been a priority for years, but the old means aren’t as effective in modern infrastructure as they were on legacy systems. These two critical controls - Continuous Vulnerability Management and Secure Configuration for Hardware and Software on Mobile Devices, Laptops, Workstations and Servers - are a foundational part of any security program, but you’ll run into implementation challenges if you simply drag legacy tools into a cloud environment. That’s why osquery, a light weight and cloud friendly universal agent, is quickly becoming the go-to for helping to secure cloud workloads, in part through the effective application of these two critical controls. Let’s explore how.

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Topics: CIS Benchmark, osquery, continuous monitoring, cloud monitoring, cloud security

Cloud Workloads: Not the same ol' endpoints

Posted by Matt Hathaway on 5/17/18 9:17 AM

This may sound like common sense to developers, but securing the assets in your cloud requires you to recognize just how different a cloud workload is from a user asset. While the high level strategy is nothing new, legacy solutions cannot simply be repurposed in your cloud due to some very straightforward barriers to each fundamental goal.

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Topics: continuous monitoring, cloud monitoring, cloud security

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