For both large and small businesses, software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and infrastructure providers like Amazon Web Services (AWS) and Microsoft Azure have become the norm. Given the rise of cloud workloads and a persistent dearth of cloud knowledge, improving cloud security maturity is even more vital. Organizations that disregard cloud cybersecurity gaps or underinvest can cause more harm than good instead of accomplishing the desired digital transformation and cloud optimization. As trusted advisors to company decision makers, service providers are ideally positioned to profit from the expansion of cloud computing and cybersecurity.

Cloud adoption has reached a tipping point, with over 95% of enterprises already utilizing it. The following are some of the most compelling reasons to use the cloud:

  • Budget and IT resource optimization
  • Work-from-anywhere and mobile devices have more flexibility
  • Use of SaaS-based collaboration platforms like Salesforce and Atlassian’s Jira is on the rise

Customers may mistakenly believe that their MSSP is in charge of practically every area of IT and network infrastructure, as well as security. MSSPs, end customers, and cloud infrastructure providers like AWS all share responsibilities for protecting cloud workloads and SaaS applications. A SaaS provider is fully responsible for host infrastructure, physical security, and network restrictions, according to the Center for Internet Security. Application-level controls, Identity and Access Management (IAM), and endpoint protection, on the other hand, are areas where service providers and customers share responsibilities. Despite the fact that it is a shared responsibility, the end customer is ultimately responsible for protecting their data and managing risk.

It’s critical to identify cloud security gaps and how to close them as you begin or grow your cloud journey. As a result, defending cloud workloads and SaaS applications requires the same level of control and resources as protecting on-premises assets, but with the added problem of a cybersecurity and cloud specialist shortage. You now have access to full attack surface coverage for endpoints, data centers, and cloud workloads to simplify vendor and portfolio complexity.