Despite its theoretical conception in the 1960s1, cloud computing has only truly emerged and taken hold in the last decade. Organizations are now striving to find the balance in utilizing both the private and public cloud - what we refer to as the hybrid cloud environment.
While this middle ground has allowed for greater flexibility, it also complicates the desire and need to protect the data housed in these environments. Not to mention the sure volume of data, which grows at an annual compounding rate of 42% (according to the IDC). As a result, it is unrealistic to expect static signature-based security models to remain effective while continuing to offer protection for today's web applications. In this respect, legacy approaches to web application protection are fundamentally broken and often result in:
- Costly false positives
- Poor application response times
- Impeding agile development
- Overworked security teams
- Untenable event analysis and maintenance burdens
That's why organizations (both legacy and newcomer) are exploring alternative methods that are both scalable to manage the growing data, and agile to keep up with the ever-changing methods of malicious actors trying to breach sites to access data. Enter next generation web application firewall solutions.
To explore this topic in greater detail, ThreatX has partnered with SANS Institute to record an educational webinar, Your Current Approaches to Threat Detection and Neutralization are Broken. ThreatX's Bret Settle was joined by John Pescatore of SANS Institute to discuss the current challenges inherent in protecting your application environment. They then introduced how advancements in behavioral risk profiling and proven approaches to threat analysis can deliver precise threat intelligence and neutralization capabilities while freeing up security teams from time-consuming analysis and reporting. Access the recording here.
“The biggest security challenge every organization faces today is keeping up with an evolving threat landscape amidst hybrid cloud environments, highly dynamic application development and customization approaches, and the sheer volume of systems exposed to the outside world." - Bret Settle, CEO of ThreatX
1 - Where Did Cloud Computing Come From, Anyway? , Time.com