Cybersecurity Awareness for Today's SaaS Companies | Demos + Exercises | Cloud Environments

by Rob Beeler, CTO and Co-Founder

Find out what cybersecurity considerations are important for cloud environments.

What particular cybersecurity considerations are there for serverless, or cloud, computing?

Trava co-founder and CTO Rob Beeler tells us that you not only should run cloud scans but also evaluate the containers used to deploy your serverless systems. And there's more.

Cloud computing has rapidly gained in popularity over the last several years. This technology enables businesses to operate with serverless computing, which provides them with the opportunity to bolster IT budgets, save space, and increase security levels. However, this solution doesn’t come without its challenges.

Cloud Computing Attracting a Growing Class of Users

Many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) don’t have robust budgets or IT specialists in-house who are equipped to perform comprehensive cybersecurity. As a solution, they are turning to cloud computing, where they can rely on companies that specialize in the tech areas they lack. This is a huge class of users that continues to grow. That being said, it doesn’t mean cloud computing doesn’t come without cybersecurity challenges.

Cybersecurity Challenges Associated with Cloud Computing

Companies without a dedicated infrastructure turn to the cloud, but what they don’t realize is this technology solution isn’t necessarily 100% secure. While these environments are secure, there are numerous factors that could result in a data breach, hack, or other exposure. These factors include, but are not limited to:

  • How the cloud environment is configured from a security standpoint.
  • Whether multi-factor authorization is being utilized for root users to reduce risks of the wrong people gaining access to privileges they shouldn’t have.
  • If rotating service accounts occur to boost cybersecurity strength.
  • Whether firewall rules are set up properly or if they are too weak.

Essentially, there are a number of things to look at and many SMBs don’t have the knowledge or the resources to do that. Cloud computing is secure, but it doesn’t mean this comes automatically. Companies need to understand potential security implications if cybersecurity for cloud measures aren't taken.

How Trava Security Can Help Solve Security Issues

While cloud services, such as AWS, are secure, nothing is ever 100%. Performing additional secondary cybersecurity for AWS and other services only boosts security levels. This is where Trava can step in. Our vulnerability scans provide insight into cloud configurations and identify any negative security considerations.

It can run cloud scans and look through the cloud environment to detect any configurations that are problematic or cause accidental exposures. Trava co-founder and CTO Rob Beeler notes the importance of running cloud scans, evaluating the containers used to deploy serverless systems, and subsequently finding additional ways to detect problems once the system is running.

Trava is committed to actively researching and finding ways to ensure better cybersecurity measures are in place for cloud users and establishing ways to prioritize and rectify problematic issues.

To learn more about vulnerability assessment scans, download our Complete Guide to Vulnerability Assessment Scans.


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