Best Practice Report

Cloud Workload Security Trends And Best Practices

How Posture Management And Workload Protection Can Improve Protection Across Your Cloud Infrastructure

August 2nd, 2021
With contributors:
Merritt Maxim , Benjamin Corey , Kara Hartig

Summary

Cloud workload security (CWS) plays a pivotal role in cloud governance and security. CWS consists of four primary domains: 1) cloud security posture management (CSPM); 2) cloud identity governance (CIG); 3) cloud workload protection (CWP); and 4) container and serverless security solutions (CSS and SSS). CWS allows organizations to maintain a single pane of visibility for workloads running across: 1) multiple cloud service providers (CSPs) and 2) different infrastructure layers (basic CSP configuration, CSP identities control plane, guest and host OSes, containers, and serverless functions). This report outlines key best practices and market trends for CWS domains.

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