Why Cloud-Native Applications and APIs Are at Risk

Like every other organization, you probably have some sort of cloud transformation initiative. Whether you are just starting on your cloud journey or have fully adopted a cloud-first approach, there are a lot of things to think about.

You researched what cloud provider works best for your organization, worked with cloud architects and consultants to come up with the perfect cloud architecture for your organization, and purchased a cloud security posture management solution to ensure that there are no issues with security or configuration.

But have you thought about how to ensure the applications deployed to your production cloud environments stay secure and configured correctly?

Even if you have a secure, compliant, correctly configured, and continuously monitored cloud infrastructure, there are still major risks associated with your cloud-deployed apps. Secure cloud infrastructure does not mean secure applications, and solutions like cloud security posture management (CSPM) do not go deep enough into the application layer to ensure you are secure.

There are risk, compliance, and security issues that CSPM solutions just can’t detect at the application layer. Having a CSPM solution to monitor your cloud infrastructure is a great approach to securing your cloud infrastructure, but not cloud-based applications.

Watch this webinar to:

  • Understand the gaps in traditional cloud security tooling (e.g. CSPM)
  • Learn about the types of risks your cloud-based applications and APIs are prone to
  • Explore new approaches to finding risk in your cloud-based applications and APIs


Surveying the AppSec Landscape

Recent high-profile software supply chain breaches have naturally sharpened the focus on application security.

However, as cybersecurity professionals know all too well, concern doesn’t always equate to action. In theory, the rise of DevSecOps best practices that shift responsibility for application security further left should reduce, or outright eliminate, the vulnerabilities that now routinely make it into production applications.

Unfortunately, it’s still early days as far as DevSecOps is concerned, so the impact this shift might have is, at best, limited, especially when you consider the level of security knowledge the average developer possesses. Cybersecurity professionals know in their bones that developers are the root cause of most of the issues they face daily. It’s not that developers deliberately build and deploy vulnerable applications; rather, they simply don’t know what to look for.

By the time the application is scanned—usually a few days before it’s supposed to be deployed—it’s too late to do much more than make note of the security flaws that need to be addressed. Breaking that cycle will require cybersecurity teams to meaningfully engage developers much earlier in the application development life cycle.


Improving AppSec With Application Security Posture Management

Watch this webinar and learn:

  • A new and better approach to application security and architecture risk
  • New ways to make your *AST tools better
  • How you can understand your entire application architecture
  • Introduction to the dynamic software bill of materials (dSBOM)
  • Introduction to application drift

This webinar can help you:

  • Identify unique security risks outside of the standard OWASP Top 10
  • Holistically understand the applications your organization is deploying
  • Introduce new use cases associated with risk
  • Provide the source of truth for aggressive DevOps release cycles
  • Unite enterprise architecture and application security teams