Unauthorized access is the biggest threat to Cloud security
A new Cloud Security Spotlight Report found that 53% of organizations surveyed see unauthorized access through misuse of employee credentials and improper access controls as the single biggest threat to cloud security. And, 96% of organizations surveyed have some or all of their applications in the cloud. As the report states, the good news is access control can be addressed through cloud security solutions in combination with identity and access management policies.
According to Gartner, “Identity and access management (IAM) is the security discipline that enables the right individuals to access the right resources at the right times for the right reasons.” As a “discipline,” IAM includes policies and procedures as well as security software solutions that provide application access, tracking, and reporting controls.
CDNetworks’ Secure Application Access software allows segmentation of cloud application access based on user trust. For instance vendors needing access to an enterprise application that is cloud-based access only the individual application needed to complete their work. Secure Application Access provides full tracking, monitoring, and reporting of application access, allowing IT organizations to comply with data security regulations.