How CASB helps with visibility
You can’t control what you can’t see, and you can’t secure what you can’t control. When it comes to cloud security, knowledge is power. A CASB can provide a consolidated view of an organisation’s cloud service landscape and details about the users who access data in cloud services from any device or location. This level of visibility enables IT operations to determine who is accessing both sanctioned and unsanctioned apps, providing insight to Shadow IT
Organisations must ensure that data is stored safely and securely in the cloud and feel confident that they are fulfilling shared security responsibilities. CASBs provide the ability to enforce data-centric security policies to prevent unwanted activity based on a number of factors, such as;
- data classification
- data discovery
- user activity monitoring
A CASB must ensure an adequate level of threat protection to warrant the use of cloud services without security risk. Organisations need to be able to identify risky users in their system and have the autonomy to control and stop unauthorised applications or activities. CASBs prevent unwanted devices, users and versions of applications from accessing cloud services by providing adaptive access controls (AACs).
Other threat protection capabilities include embedded user and entity behaviour analytics (UEBA) for identifying anomalous behaviour, and the use of threat intelligence, network sandboxing, and malware identification and remediation.
Organisations must ensure compliance with all regulatory requirements and be able to demonstrate that they are governing the use of cloud services. Through their various visibility, control and reporting capabilities, CASBs assist efforts to conform to data residency and regulatory compliance requirements.