It takes 20 years to build a reputation and few minutes of cyber-incident to ruin it.– Stéphane Nappo
SaaS security issues are becoming increasingly more common, with outside attacks, human errors, and malicious insiders among the most common causes of security breaches and data loss. While ongoing research continues to shed light on these issues, many SaaS founders are asking what they can do to improve their security in 2020.
If you’re looking to make security improvements in the new year, these 5 articles will get you started!
Since SaaS security starts with people, we thought we’d start off with Blissfully‘s guide to people-first security. Taking you through each step of building a SaaS security stack, the anonymous writer outlines the finer aspects of this process while also reminding readers what matters most throughout. The best strategy is the one that can be implemented, maintained, and actively improved upon. Improve your security in 2020 by implementing the best practices outlined in this guide!
When it comes to security, your people can be either your best line of defense or your weakest link.– Blissfully
From 2009 to 2014 the number of cybersecurity attacks increased from 3.4 to 42.8 million per year. By 2017 the average cost of the data breach for business amounted to $3.62 million, with these numbers increasing in the last 2 years. The overwhelming concern caused by these numbers prompted FreshCodeIT‘s Alex Slobozhan to take action. Putting together a short SaaS security checklist, Slobozhan intends to help companies monitor potential vulnerabilities from the first day of development and beyond. This checklist is simple and easy to implement. Get started today!
Building a secure application from the ground up is always easier and cheaper than dealing with data breaches and correcting the issues after the damage is done.– Alex Slobozhan
Diving deeper into the subject of SaaS security, Moody’s Analytics published an article detailing the 7 Pillars of SaaS Security Wisdom. What are these pillars, and why do they matter? Moody’s unnamed author explains each one in-depth!
With the right technology and best practices, SaaS can be far more secure than on-premise applications.– Moody’s Analytics
Susan Moore took to the Smarter With Gartner blog to share 5 steps to closing your security gaps. This article is short and sweet, intended as a summarized version of the company’s recently released eBook, titled “Rethink the Security & Risk Strategy“. While the article itself provides many great security tips, readers can also download the free eBook at the link embedded within.
By 2021, 27% of corporate data traffic will bypass perimeter security, up from 10% today.– Susan Moore
Last but not least comes this fantastic piece from Cloud References. Calling this article the “Executive Overview”, this post breaks down the best practices Cloud References uses to minimize their risk in the cloud and explains how you can do the same!
One of our key learnings while building our SaaS security reference architecture is that SaaS technology is constantly changing. A secure SaaS security reference architecture requires frequent adjustments and a continuing market for new and enhanced solutions.– Cloud References
Thanks so much for joining us for another SaaS roundup. We hope to see you here again next Monday!