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Cloud Security Alliance releases report on cloud-based intelligent eco-systems

Cloud Security Alliance releases report on cloud-based intelligent eco-systems

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The Cloud Security Alliance (CSA), which is dedicated to defining and raising awareness of best practices to help ensure a secure cloud computing environment, has released its report Cloud-Based, Intelligent Ecosystems – Redefining Intelligence & Driving to Autonomous Security Operations.

The paper looks to address the disconnect within cybersecurity wherein increasing numbers of security solutions are only serving to make enterprises more vulnerable. In the document, the authors encourage security executives to break the endless cycle of iterative tool adoption, and, instead, move to data-centric security operations that drive integration and automation while simultaneously leveraging cloud-based fusion.

“We are in a cyber arms race that has precipitated a security tool-race with adversaries’ evolving attacks forcing us to spend more to try to defend ourselves. Our default response is to adopt new tools to try to keep up, but we are losing this race as adversaries continue to outpace defenders,” said Jim Reavis, Co-founder and CEO, Cloud Security Alliance.

“We are increasing operations and personnel costs but somehow decreasing security and efficiency. Our complex and costly operations are, in fact, increasing the probability of adversaries’ success.”

The CSA took a step back to examine the problem holistically and identified a critical gap: the absence of a capability to easily leverage and fuse output from security tools and threat intelligence deployed.

The report can be downloaded here.

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