The need for a safety posture
Companies are facing a growing number of sophisticated and automated cyber attacks. As cybercrime groups refine and expand their tools and techniques, it becomes more difficult to identify and respond to cyber attacks. At the same time, the IT infrastructure of many organizations is becoming larger and more complex. And as their digital attack surfaces expand, security teams have more work to do to protect them from cyberattacks.
A strong security posture demonstrates that an organization has the ability to effectively protect itself against cyber threats. Comprehensive visibility into the attack surface and the ability to address various cyber threats reduce an organization’s exposure to security risks.
Safety posture assessment
An organization’s security posture continually evolves with the business. Conducting a periodic security assessment can help the organization measure the current maturity of its cybersecurity program and identify potential gaps it needs to address.
A security posture assessment can be divided into the following five phases:
- Asset inventory: Determine what assets the organization owns that need protection.
- Vulnerability identification: Identify the potential vulnerabilities in these systems that form the organization’s attack surface.
- Threat Analysis: Determine potential threats to the organization that could exploit these vulnerabilities and pose a risk to business operations.
- Risk assessment: Quantify the risk each threat poses based on likelihood and potential impact on the organization.
- Recommendation for improvements: Identify improvements to security controls, processes, etc. to improve the organization’s protection against cyber threats.
Security posture with CloudGuard CNAPP
For many organizations, the move to the cloud has complicated managing their security posture. Unknown infrastructure, limited control and complex management reduce cloud security. For more information about securing your cloud infrastructure, check out the Ultimate Cloud Security Guide.
Check Point CloudGuard Cloud Native Application Protection Platform (CNAPP) provides valuable insight into the security posture of an organization’s cloud applications. To learn more about how CloudGuard CNAPP and the rest of the CloudGuard program can improve your organization’s cloud security, sign up for a free demo today.