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Discover your Cloud Security Posture Maturity Level

ONUG Cloud Native Security Working Group Blog Series Introduction Cloud Security Posture Management (CSPM) is currently one of the fastest growing areas within the field of cloud security; most security vendors are now offering or developing CSPM capabilities. However, enterprises are still trying to build the most effective CSPM program to fit their environment. In many cases, it’s unclear where to start and what the end goal is for the CSPM effort.  To help simplify this process, this post will share guiding principles for implementing…

Zero Trust: An Overnight Sensation Decades Later

Introduction Years after the term was coined by Stephen Paul Marsh in 1994 and popularized by John Kindervag more than a decade ago, Zero Trust has become the “new” security solution that addresses the confluence of today’s three critical factors and the emergence of what amounts to a cyber-war on businesses and governments. Zero Trust switches the focus from outward-facing defense of a network perimeter to prevention of unauthorized exfiltration of data and other exploits. This short work looks at why it has become virtually…

Zero Trust: The Critical Essence – An Introduction

On January 12, 2010 Google wrote a blog revealing to the world that it had been breached by attackers sponsored by a nation state.  The attack is now known as ‘Operation Aurora’.[i] Subsequent investigations showed that many other enterprises and government organizations had also been breached by the same attackers.  Among other things, these hackers were targeting source code repositories via software configuration management systems.  Any entity that had already breached perimeter network security and had created a presence on an internal system could reach…

Application Architectures: It’s been a journey

ONUG Cloud Native Security Working Group Blog Series #1 Over the next several quarters, the ONUG Cloud Native Security Working Group will be publishing a set of short articles that examine different aspects of modern application security –new threats, the role of big data and machine learning in addressing those threats, how security interacts with the CI/CD development process, and more. The discussion of how to protect today’s applications begins with understanding how applications are built.  And understanding modern application architectures requires us to appreciate…

Thoroughly Modern Apps: Their Relationship with Data & Telemetry

ONUG Cloud Native Security Working Group Blog Series #2 “For those of you with an interest in data-driven DevSecOps, the ONUG Cloud Native Security Working Group is kicking off a deeper-dive article series on the role of data in modern applications, discussing some best practices for translating an application’s operational data “exhaust” into deep insights and actionable feedback.  The first piece in this series introduces the three pillars of the data-driven approach: collecting data across the breadth of the distributed infrastructure, ensuring data inputs also…

ONUG Collaborative’s Cloud Security Notification Framework Decorator

As more companies move to a multi-cloud environment, their IT departments become inundated with security notifications. Trying to make sense of these statuses can be challenging as each cloud provider has its own notification formats. Adding one provider doesn’t mean doubling the notifications; the data grows exponentially until enterprises reach the “wall of worry.”  Large enterprises have constructed security infrastructures to process the volume of events being transmitted. However, they require additional staffing to interpret and process the data sent from each provider. The ongoing…