Hybrid Cloud Threat Detection

PUBLISHED ON May 23, 2018
LAST UPDATED March 18, 2022

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.

“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

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

The compliance box may be checked, but the confidence box surely is not.

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 the web application and API protection platform.

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.

Request a demo today to learn how ThreatX WAAP can simplify how you’re protecting your apps and APIs.

1 – Where Did Cloud Computing Come From, Anyway? , Time.com


About the Author

Mackenzie Jacobson

Mackenzie is the Senior Manager of Digital Marketing at Threat X. She is a detail-oriented marketing professional with experience in B2B strategic marketing development, implementation, and analysis. Through highly-targeted, demand generation campaigns, Mackenzie is committed to bridging the gap between interested prospects and solutions providers, and does so through web, SEO/SEM, email, social, and display advertising campaigns. She has held prior roles managing global demand generation campaigns at a digital marketing agency, tech startups and Fortune 500 company.