Don’t overlook attack surface management

This post was originally published on Info World

When it comes to securing cloud computing environments, one key aspect often goes overlooked: attack surface management (ASM). Why? Many cloud security training programs, including specific cloud provider certifications, don’t focus on it. Instead, they focus on specific tools and hyped trends, which are only part of cloud security.

Also, with the ongoing cloud security skills shortage, we’re no longer being picky about the cloud security talent that we onboard. Attackers are getting better at what they do and now can weaponize artificial intelligence technology against you. This could turn into the perfect storm that leads to another round of breaches that hits the 24-hour news cycles and sends a company’s value into the dirt.

Long story short, enterprises must recognize the importance of minimizing their attack surface—the vulnerable points that attackers can exploit. They do this by implementing robust ASM practices. With a little knowledge, businesses can fortify their cloud defenses and safeguard their valuable assets from the threats we know are out there.

Understand attack surfaces and why they’re important

Cloud computing introduces unique security challenges due to its distributed nature and shared responsibility model. The attack surface in the cloud is expansive, encompassing various layers and components. It includes not only

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