ITEXPO Speaker Burshan and Skyhawk Make Cloud Security Shift with Continuous Proactive Protection

By Greg Tavarez, TMCnet Editor  |  December 04, 2023

The possibilities for advancement in cloud computing seem limitless, with the rising prominence of cloud-native applications like containers, microservices and APIs. The appeal for businesses lies in the cloud's innate scalability and adaptability. Furthermore, the ascent of technologies like generative AI and Web3, demanding substantial computing capabilities, is elevating the trajectory of the cloud's expansion.

The issue with being on the cloud lies with cybersecurity risks. In fact, recent data reveals that approximately 27% of businesses encountered a security breach within their public cloud infrastructure in the past year. Nearly a quarter of these breaches were attributed to security misconfigurations within the companies' cloud infrastructure.

Organizations must address and enhance security measures to safeguard against potential cyber threats. To help organizations, Skyhawk Security, came up with cloud threat detection and response, or CDR.

According to Skyhawk, CDR frameworks provide organizations with automated threat monitoring to ensure adaptability to evolving risks and scalability across multiple cloud service providers. These frameworks enhance visibility across all cloud layers and allow for real-time detection of security risks resulting from misconfigurations. Learn more about cloud security from Chen Burshan, CEO, Skyhawk Security, at ITEXPO 2024 on Feb. 13-15, 2024, in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

On the topic of cloud security, Skyhawk announced a shift in cloud security with Continuous Proactive Protection. This latest advancement in its CDR Synthesis Security Platform introduces an AI-based, autonomous purple team providing Adaptive Cloud Threat Detection and Response.

Continuous Proactive Protection is a proactive security approach that involves an ongoing cycle of AI-based red team and blue team simulations to fortify an organization's cloud infrastructure. This autonomous purple team engages in iterative processes to continually enhance security measures. The first step involves discovering and maintaining an inventory of the organization's critical assets. Subsequently, the system analyzes the paths of least resistance to the organization's vital assets, identifying potential weak points in the infrastructure.

Following this, the system simulates attacks, creating scenarios that target high-priority assets to evaluate the effectiveness of current security measures. The evaluation of defenses includes understanding how security mechanisms detect and respond to threats, thereby identifying gaps in the security posture. The platform generates suggestions for pre-verified automated responses and remediation strategies based on this analysis.

The Continuous Proactive Protection system utilizes the results of this continuous process to adapt detection capabilities, which leads to the development of an Adaptive CDR system. This tailored detection mechanism is finely tuned to the specifics of each customer's unique cloud infrastructure.

For enterprise security leaders, Continuous Proactive Protection offers confidence in incident response readiness. It enables proactive preparation for top business risks, thus preventing potential cloud breaches. The system also grants a comprehensive understanding of the real risks associated with the organization's cloud infrastructure.

“What we announced is a paradigm shift,” said Burshan. “It is the first continuous proactive cloud security, delivered by extending our field-proven CDR platform to use an AI-driven, adaptive security with self-learning capabilities. The new process continuously and automatically repeats. It’s like having an automated purple team that never sleeps and constantly updates and improves your cloud security in a single synergistic process.”

This new capability further extends Skyhawk’s technology leadership in applying AI to cloud security. This approach allows security teams to take a proactive and adaptive stance in their security strategy.

To hear more from Chen Burshan, CEO, Skyhawk Security about cloud security, join him for his session at ITEXPO 2024, taking place February 13-15, 2024, in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as part of the #TECHSUPERSHOW. Since 1999, ITEXPO (News - Alert) has combined educational conference programming with a robust exhibit hall, networking events, and other activities, bringing together buyers and providers of business technology products and services that drive business success.

Edited by Alex Passett
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