Since enterprises are increasingly shifting their data to the cloud from on-premise, it is becoming difficult for the cybersecurity teams to gain visibility. Hence, it is essential that enterprises have strategies in place that enable them to enhance their visibility and subsequently, open pathways for new business opportunities.
In today’s complex business environment, it is becoming increasingly difficult for enterprises to secure their data. The situation only gets complicated as enterprises-that accelerated their digital transformation journey- opted for cloud to store their data.
As per Flexera’s 2020 cloud report, over 93% of enterprises have developed a multi-cloud strategy. Cybersecurity teams are having a hard time analyzing threats for complex storehouses of data. The cloud infrastructure, which is constantly evolving, is making it increasingly difficult for cybersecurity teams to establish a baseline for normal behavior and the ones that are potentially malicious and dangerous. Furthermore, the situation only worsens as enterprises are still reluctant to invest in the latest technologies unless they see immediate results.
For cybersecurity teams to tackle and enhance their visibility in today’s complex cloud environment, they need to follow the below strategies:
One of the biggest challenges for enterprises when gaining visibility in data comes with the differences of various cloud platforms. Even though each security professional in the cybersecurity team has deep technical knowledge of different cloud environments, a consistent expertise level is highly unlikely.
Therefore, CISOs must take initiatives that provide efficient ways to train security professionals. They must also enable the security professionals to access various data sources in a single view as well normalize tool-specific fields across integrated technologies. In return, this unified view of data provides the security teams to perform analysis and hunt threats faster without the necessity of having extensive knowledge of an array of cloud platforms.
- Adopting Cloud
In the evolving dynamics of cybersecurity landscape, CISOs must incorporate automation tools in their assessment practices. This will enable the security teams to skip the data-gathering phase and start their investigations.
With more data to analyze, CISOs can easily train their cybersecurity teams to identify differences between normal and abnormal user behavior. Also, automation tools can help the cybersecurity teams with triage, enrichment and remediation activities.
- Measuring visibility changes
CISOs must develop their security metrics according to the criticality of the enterprise infrastructure. This can help them to benchmark strengths and weaknesses, demonstrate ROI to the board, and identify the vulnerabilities in the present cybersecurity environment.
These security measures also enable the CISOs to build a strong case for additional investment and how the enterprise can benefit from it in the immediate future as well as in the long run.
The above-listed strategies can enable cybersecurity teams to tune, baseline and continuously monitor their systems. It also ensures that they are applying the practices to gain visibility across cloud environments and generate new business opportunities for the enterprise.