Cloud-native infrastructure is the crux of the IT world today. It has use cases that stretch beyond mere software development and well into varying industries. But we are all aware that with great power comes great responsibility. And cloud-native infrastructure has gradually become responsible for a multitude of cyber attacks in the last few years. The complexity of cloud-native environments renders it difficult to secure successfully. Therefore, cloud-native security has become one of the greatest afflictions of security engineers everywhere.
Incident response and remediation is one of the most challenging tasks security teams face today. The pressure to respond and fix vulnerabilities as quickly as possible after they are detected is immense.
Most, if not all, security solutions that exist today start and end with detection because remediation is complicated. Having a security solution like this in place provides organizations with a false sense of security because they believe they will be able to detect if and when something goes wrong thus securing their infrastructure. So, the time taken to analyze and remediate the detected issue becomes a defining moment of an organization’s cybersecurity posture.
The obsession with detecting threats and an increasing inadequacy in designing a roadmap post-detection is the biggest problem with security solutions these days. The time taken between awareness and remediation can be the difference between business as usual and a calamity. Therefore, the focus needs to be on decreasing this time as much as possible.
A security solution that eliminates toil, responds to critical events faster, focuses on incident remediation, and integrates seamlessly has become the need of the hour for security teams and organizations.
Organizations need to include security remediation as a significant aspect of their security strategies because, in a world where time is money, security remediation can help them save a lot of money.
Security remediation is the process of discovering vulnerabilities and threats and taking the proper action required to resolve them. Remediation is a collection of multiple critical, often coordinated, and interdependent steps. A remediation process needs proper treatment of a security breach to eliminate suspicious activity entirely and limit the extent of the damage.
A good remediation process should solve a threat permanently by identifying its direct cause. Merely initiating a “kill” process can leave remnants of malware undetected in your system. Security remediation enables security teams to treat malicious activity in real-time, thus increasing efficiency.
Why is security remediation important?
One of the things commonly observed in most cyber attacks is that threat actors leverage pre-existing vulnerabilities that organizations are usually aware existed in their system for months if not years. This is because most security platforms will monitor your cloud-native infrastructure to detect threats but will not go beyond and remediate them. This is why most cyber attacks don’t require the insertion of malware as vulnerabilities already exist in most systems.
Cloud-native infrastructure, as we are all aware, is quite complex. Security professionals need to collaborate with developers and site reliability engineers to resolve vulnerabilities. This eats away at the time taken for remediation and further benefits threat actors.
Torq, in a nutshell, makes security easy. It makes security accessible to all by catering to all kinds of professionals with different backgrounds and technical abilities in an organization. Torq makes security almost communal by getting everyone involved. It does this by being an entirely no-code platform where you don’t need any coding knowledge to use it. So, Torq reduces the barrier to entry for automation and enables newer professionals to get started with security.
The platform is built in a way that it can seamlessly integrate with security monitoring tools to detect threats. The security professionals at Torq give greater importance to creating a coherent follow-up pipeline for every threat detected. Pre-built remediation and containment modules become a significant aspect of this pipeline. Torq prioritizes remediation over threat detection.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has a defined four-step approach – preparation, detection, containment, and recovery – to incident handling. Torq applies these principles to Kubernetes and cloud-native security. They are applied in a continuous pattern so that it becomes an extension of your software development cycle. Torq can be defined as a continuous incident management platform
Many security solutions have been flooding the IT world but threat actors are still running at large with 2022 seeing one of the most amounts of cyberattacks in a single year than in the last fifteen years. This means something with the existing security solutions needs to change or develop.
Most security solutions these days focus on monitoring and threat detection. Both these abilities are quite valuable of course but there is one crucial element of security that is constantly overlooked. As discussed above, security remediation is one of the most significant aspects of a successful cybersecurity posture and needs to be more in focus.
Torq, the incredibly well-thought-out platform centers on security remediation and provides security professionals and amateurs alike with a declarative way of authoring automation. It’s built in a way that enables it to seamlessly integrate with monitoring and detection platforms so that it can focus solely on remediation. And so far, Torq has definitely stood out as a major player in the cloud-native security domain.
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