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Whose Fault is That? How NOT to Be a Cloud Security Statistic

by Natalie Walsh , posted in Cloud Security, Continuous Security Monitoring, Configuration Auditing

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Gartner predicts that 95% of cloud security failures from now until 2020 will be the customer’s fault. That means when something goes wrong, it’s probably not AWS or Azure’s fault. Chances are, you have to point the finger at your organization.

Or — better yet — you could take the necessary and proactive steps to minimize the likelihood that you’ll become one of the cloud security failures. The good news is that it’s pretty easy to find out what you need to do. Below we’ll outline the steps to make sure that you stay out of the headlines and out of the statistics.

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Aug 2, 2017 8:57:11 AM

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Small Details, Big Impact: Improving Configuration Auditing

by Jim O'Neill , posted in User Experience, UX, Configuration Auditing, Design, UI

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The Product Team at Threat Stack is always on the lookout for ways — big and small — that we can make the Threat Stack experience smoother and easier for our users. Recently we rolled out a small UI change that makes a big difference in helping you triage your AWS Configuration Auditing results.

Since we released AWS Configuration Auditing at the end of last year, we’ve had a great response to the feature from new and existing customers alike. But as the feedback rolled in, one theme caught our attention: At a glance, users were taking a while to discern where their focus was most needed — in other words, which violations to remediate first. We wanted to learn more.

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May 3, 2017 11:33:06 AM

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How Securely Configured is Your AWS Environment?

by Tim Armstrong , posted in Cloud Security, Threat Stack Audit, Cloud Security Baseline, Threat Stack Audit Trial, CloudTrail Alerting, Cloud Security Maturity, Configuration Auditing

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With the launch of the new Threat Stack free cloud security Audit trial, we wanted to provide some tips on how to easily assess how well your AWS environment is configured. So, let's get started...

What is a Cloud Security Baseline?

The phrase is bandied about a lot, so let’s get to it: What is a security baseline?

One of the problems that many organizations run into, especially when they are starting out in cloud security, is not knowing where to start and not having specific data to help them define and improve the status of their cloud security.

That’s where a baseline proves critical. CERN Computer Security defines a security baseline as “a set of basic security objectives which must be met by any given service or system.”

If you put this in the context of cloud security, a baseline will show you how closely a snapshot of your current cloud environment conforms to industry best practices and benchmarks.

This sounds a bit academic, so let’s get down to specifics by taking a look at the new product and free trial we are offering to help you establish and maintain a baseline — Threat Stack Audit.

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Feb 15, 2017 9:27:35 AM

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