This post is part of our 2023 cybersecurity prediction series.
Gal Nakash, co-founder and CTO of Reco
2023 is the Year of SaaS Security: Useful Predictions For Practitioners
2023 is the year of SaaS security. The more we see the world staying hybrid, the more useful SaaS tools become. In short, SaaS has become the backbone of the modern enterprise. In turn, the data within those applications are becoming more valuable to malicious actors looking to siphon off IP, PII or any other personal information that can be gleaned.
It’s hard - if not impossible - to do security right across SaaS today with current outdated solutions, such as DLP. To bolster their DLP offerings, many companies limit the ability to collaborate on platforms like Microsoft 365 with restrictions like not allowing users to open external links to files, or only allowing internal communication via Teams or Slack. This makes it near impossible for business to happen at the speed of collaboration.
The new wave of SaaS security that is coming will be just as agile as the businesses they serve by understanding the business context around every action on collaboration platforms and use this context to map all the assets that possess a business impact on the organization. By doing this, companies will be able to differentiate justified actions from unjustified ones to minimize data exposure and mitigate business risk with exactly the right level of granularity.