CSA Survey Uncovers Key Challenges in Securing the Cloud – The State of Security Remediation 2024

Securing the ever-shifting digital landscape requires constant vigilance and proactive measures. Security remediation, the process of identifying, assessing, and addressing vulnerabilities, plays a crucial role in this ongoing battle. However, its effectiveness hinges on various factors, including seamless collaboration and efficient tools. With the average data breach costing a staggering $7.29 million, addressing these key aspects becomes even more critical.

To gain deeper insights into industry practices and perspectives on security remediation, Dazz commissioned CSA to conduct a comprehensive survey in December 2023. Gathering over 2,000 responses from IT and security professionals, the survey aimed to shed light on current cloud environments, security tools, existing challenges, and potential areas for improvement.

Key Findings:

  • Limited Visibility: Only 23% of organizations reported having complete visibility into their cloud environments.
  • Alert Overload: A significant challenge for 63% of organizations, with duplicate alerts hindering efficient response.
  • Tool Proliferation: The average organization utilizes 3-6 different detection tools, potentially leading to complexity and inefficiencies.
  • Manual Workload: Around 75% of organizations reported security teams spending over 20% of their time on manual tasks related to security alerts.
  • Slow Response: 18% of organizations take more than four days to address critical vulnerabilities, leaving them exposed for extended periods.
  • Recurring Vulnerabilities: Over half of addressed vulnerabilities reappear within a month, highlighting the need for sustainable solutions.
  • Collaboration Gap: A concerning 18% of organizations reported either a lack of collaboration or dysfunctional relationships between security and development teams.

These findings underscore the need for organizations to prioritize and invest in strategies that enhance visibility, streamline tools and processes, foster collaboration, and implement sustainable remediation practices. By addressing these areas, organizations can strengthen their defenses and mitigate the ever-present risks in the evolving cybersecurity landscape.

This is where OpenCloudification comes in. We understand the challenges organizations face in securing their cloud environments, and we’re here to help. We offer guidance and comprehensive solutions to address the issues highlighted in this survey, from enhancing visibility and streamlining tools to fostering collaboration and implementing effective remediation strategies.

Let us help you build a stronger, more secure cloud for the future of your organization.

Link to the full article and report: https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/artifacts/the-state-of-security-remediation-survey-report

Adopting Cloud Technologies: Some Successful Stories

Moving to the cloud is not an easy passage for everyone, but the rewards are infinite. Here we share some success stories from companies that moved to the cloud or adopted some of these technologies from the cloud. These are also some of the topics that OpenCloudification aims to cover and improve.

Case studies from on-premise to cloud: https://sunteco.io/blogs/7-best-case-studies-for-migrating-from-on-premise-to-cloud/

From monolithic to microservices: https://upplabs.medium.com/from-legacy-monolith-app-to-microservices-infrastructure-case-study-90b57821b7ea

Serverless transformation: https://serverlessfirst.com/case-studies/3advance-serverless-transformation/

Edge technologies: https://www.allerin.com/blog/why-the-oil-and-gas-industry-needs-edge-technology

Service mesh: https://medium.com/airbnb-engineering/taming-service-oriented-architecture-using-a-data-oriented-service-mesh-da771a841344

OpenCloudification Asks

Which Open Cloud Technologies are you using or considering to use?