Enabling the Business and Embracing Security Automation

Here at SimplyCubed, we specialize in cloud security across all major cloud providers, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud Platform (GCP). We do this by focusing on integrating security into the customer value chain at two specific places.

First, we work with product and development teams to integrate security into the early concept and design phases to help quickly resolve any architecture issues early in the process. Catching potential problems early on can drastically speed up the time to market and reduce costs.

Working with product and development teams to integrate security into the customer value chain is critical to get everyone working together and removing the “Security as a Gatekeeper” mindset.

Next, we integrate automated security testing into the continuous integration and deployment (CI/CD) pipeline. Doing this ensures that security tests are executed with each application build and release cycle. We also include scheduled runs of the CI/CD pipeline targeting the environment as changes are often made directly to the environment as new vulnerabilities (CVEs) are released daily.

Lastly, these tests are not a replacement for external audits or manual security testing but instead provide the ability to scale security and IT risk management with the business with a reasonable level of confidence in the environment security.