Everyone knows that the defense strategy is as strong as the weakest point. This is especially sad when it comes to cybersecurity. It does not matter how many strong parts you use as long as you use weak and outdated protection equipment in some areas.
Working on this framework, it turns out that the general cybersecurity team uses a lot of tools, sometimes up to 40+ tools to manage their security infrastructure.
As businesses move from a common perimeter security structure to a cloud-based environment, this "frankencloud" security approach is not uncommon.
What is Frankencloud and Why a Problem?
“Frankencloud” is a term that describes the mish-mash method of organizations that take advantage of cloud growth while maintaining some of the most common forms of data storage, security, and collaboration.
This is what drives organizations to acquire more software tools, especially security tools, in order to maintain order in their digital environment.
These efforts to preserve traditional buildings have created a mixed cloud approach that created more gaps in security infrastructure and left many organizations spending more money than needed.
This is especially true given the fact that social engineering is the primary cause of web application security breaches.
Now, more than ever, the value of DevSecOps is displayed. While developers are focused on making these new changes easier, checking for bugs and making sure everything goes smoothly, the security team protects your business from all kinds of risks, as well as keeping tabs on all licenses and compliance required. to.
In fact, numbers indicate that:
- By 2020, ⅓ violation of the law used social engineering methods
- 95% of network violations are caused by cybercrime attacks
- And 43% of employees admitted that they made mistakes that endangered security
In most cases, companies do not need additional tools, they need to educate their employees on the best safety practices. However, that does not mean that there is no much-needed calculation of how cybersecurity tools are built.
Three Issues with Frankensecurity
Aside from budget costs, many problems with the Frankenstein approach to security infrastructure are easily boiled down to three different issues:
1. Data Enhancement
These teams use everything from access systems and firewalls to VPNs and web filtering proxies to monitor their systems and data. This comprehensive list of all the common protection tools from different vendors has created a problem of overcrowding:
2. Lack of Integrated Integration
While every software vendor loves to demonstrate the ability to integrate their tools, these claims are not always supported in practice, especially when it comes to security. The “bolt-on” method of attaching tools leads to speculation made about the layers of security.
In fact companies will continue to add more tools to their infrastructure as demand arises, thinking that patch software action creates more security.
This approach to security infrastructure fragmentation creates future issues, including:
- Outdated and unpublished software
- Inability to stay current with other merchant updates
- Lack of visibility in holes created by other vendor products
This is the lack of centralized control that has created Android's reputation for software that breaks easily.
Phone manufacturers can modify and add what is known as "bloatware" to the operating system, which lowers the user's authenticity.
This also means that these phone makers can decide which Google updates to pass on to their users, leading some Android users to use outdated and insecure OS versions.
Compare this program with Apple, which has full end-to-end control of its apps and the ability to press updates to its users' phones, resulting in a seamless and secure feeling. No bloatware, no missing safety tags, and no conflicts.
Currently, many organizations are using an unparalleled Android model with all sorts of different non-functional tools and occasional random updates.
3. Plenty of Points of Possible Failure
This follows the next issue, which is a complex issue. The more complex the solution, the greater the chances of failure. It is like the difference between Toyota and Mercedes Benz.
Toyota is lightweight, understandable, and reliable, while Mercedes Benz is sophisticated, high tech, and tends to face reliability issues as it grows.
The cybersecurity infrastructure combined with the amendments is no different. No security team can report potential problems with twelve software tools.
As the infrastructure grows, the creation of new technologies threatens these ecosystems at many levels, meaning the defense team is responsible for continuously updating, updating, and ultimately adding additional security tools. This is an unstable model and definitely leads to failure.
Single Platform Security Is The Solution
The answer to all of this dilemma is for organizations to come up with a host of tools they have come across and launch a single defense delivery platform (SDP) that meets their network and data security.
This structure allows organizations to deploy network and security tools through a single vendor-driven platform, allowing them to receive consistent service, reports, and solutions without the hassle of a standard model.
These SDPs utilize the on-line visibility and security that runs across your organization's network and cloud infrastructure so that security teams can monitor data and traffic flowing in and out of their entire work environment.
No longer working with disconnected tools. There will be no retaliation, missed warnings, and unnecessary complications. It all goes with one security provider.
This type of integration takes a number of approaches, including the emergence of a secure access point (SASE) architecture. SASE is a new name coined by Gartner, which defines security infrastructure that integrates a wide range of next-generation network and security technologies.
This concept discards the conventional perimeter protection concept and instead adopts an architecture based on protective, monitoring, and bringing traffic and data between users and the cloud.
SASE Architecture uses all kinds of work that many vendors are trying to integrate under different platforms, including:
- Zero Trust models
- Cloud Access Security Brokers (CASBs)
- Firewall as a service (FWaaS)
- Software-Defined Wide Access Networking (SD-WAN)
- Next-Generation Secure Web Gateways (NG-SWG)
- Improved Threat Protection
- Scanning for malware
- And many others
Verimatrix App Shield: Hardware encryption for iOS and Android mobile apps that are able to protect itself from back-end engineering and other hacking attacks, including a monitoring dashboard that allows customers to check the threatened profile of their installed user base and log in. risk points for a single application event.
- Real-Time Monitoring: Cloud statistics comprising local Verimatrix Video Content Authority System (VCAS) deployments all the way to the SaaS company's cloud-based DRM platform and anti-piracy services, which provides information that drives viewer interaction, enhances network, reduce riot and ensure the content is provided at a reasonable price.
- Streamkeeper Counterspy: The first industry solution ready to fight cybersecurity and anti-robbery built to hunt and capture video crime, Streamkeeper includes Counterspy, an independent injection of an anti-robbery security agent using Verimatrix zero code technology; which allows customers to add in-depth, defensive, and monitoring mechanisms for their customers, without the hassle of intensive integration efforts.
Key strategic partners, such as coders, players, middleware vendors and content delivery networks (CDNs) are able to connect their resources to the Verrimatrix Secure Delivery Platform to enable free trials, provide faster rides, and help participating clients improve their main line. The Verimatrix Secure Delivery Platform will speed up the acquisition of additional value through a global network of trusted partners such as Ateme, Broadpeak, NexPlayer, MUSO, Telestream, THEO Technologies, Velocix, and more.
“The Verrimatrix Secure Delivery Platform is a continuation of the company's modern strategy; from location to location, innovative anti-crime and cybersecurity solutions that enable customers to measure SaaS speeds, ”said Asaf Ashkenazi, Chief Operating Officer and President at Verimatrix. “It's all about bringing value to customers who can easily find it on the market alone, such as accessing advanced crime tracking and mitigation skills, improving image quality even after security use, or reducing complexity and implementation time due to autonomy. , the power of the zero injection code. We are pleased to officially launch our stadium today. ”
Individual platforms are integrated and benefit from seamless interaction between different functions. SASE Architecture uses a wide range of AI and machine learning techniques to develop user relationships to achieve unusual behaviors, such as:
- Unusual entry times
- Conversion of asset data
- Data flow
- Attempted change of user rights
- Screenshot data
- Transfer of professional data to personal applications
- Attempted integrated movement on other systems
Individual platforms do not have to deal with conflicts arising from the use of tools made by multiple vendors who all have their own design, acquisition, and warning systems. Using a single vendor ensures a secure connection.
Great advantage to SDP and SASE without the reduction of total complexity the capacity to expand this infrastructure.
Software as a Service (SaaS) and Infrastructure Like Service (IaaS), the two main components of SDP and SASE, both allow organizations to focus on their core functions while vendors work with network and security solutions as needed. .
In this way organizations are able to adapt to changing needs and security threats as they arise without investing in new "bolt-on" solutions that may or may not work within the existing framework.
How CloudDefense works within the SDP Framework
The life cycle of software development (SDLC) is a complex system full of complex and ever-changing elements. The last thing you want is your development tool to show that difficulty and lower your risk management level.
CloudDefense works within the framework of the SDP by providing the functionality of many security tools to improve applications, including SCA, SAST, DAST, and container security.